Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783
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The high skills of the surveyors, artists, and engravers who delineated the topography and fields of battle allow us to observe the unfolding of events that ultimately defined the United States.When warfare erupted between Britain and her colonists in 1775, maps provided graphic news about military matters. Their maps and many others make up the contents of this fascinating and beautiful book. A number of the best examples are reproduced here, including some from the personal collections of King George III, the Duke of Northumberland, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Other maps from institutional and private collections are being published for the first time. In all, sixty significant and beautiful cartographic works from 1755 to 1783 illustrate this intriguing era.Most books about the Revolution begin with Lexington and Concord and progress to the British surrender at Yorktown, but in this rich collection the authors lay the groundwork for the war by also taking into account key events of the antecedent conflict. George Washington took his first command during this war, alongside the future British co
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Combining the virtues of an historical atlas, a luscious exhibition, and a detailed but concise history of the wars, it is a GPS to the American Revolution.” (Ric Burns, documentary filmmaker, Steeplechase Films)“This beautiful book, with its superbly reproduced images, brings to life the decades leading to the birth of the U.S.A. Hagist - Journal of the American Revolution)“Oversized, ideal for the coffee table and a curious mind, this glorious book has immense appeal.” (Douglas Lord - Library Journal)“The excellent supporting artwork and Brown and Cohen’s elegant text help place these works in perspective in terms of both the development of the war from Fort Duquesne to Yorktown and the rise of modern mapmaking through the persons of unwitting heroes like Col. “Since I can't imagine the library of a map aficionado, historian, armchair warrior or institution func
Daniel W. Pyle said A Stunning Book Inside and Out. This collection of antique maps and concise commentary is visually stunning and beautifully written. At a time when readers require reasons to purchase a book in hardcover rather than in digital form, this volume offers many. First of all, it is a very elegant work. Laura Lindgren, the jacket designer, uses an 18th C. full-color military . "I'm a sucker for maps and history so this combo" according to Bruce Wright. I'm a sucker for maps and history so this combo was right up my alley - I was not dissapointed. Fred Mellender said Unique in my experience; first rate.. This was given to me as a Christmas gift. Anyone who loves maps and history will enjoy the book. The provenance of the maps is almost as fascinating as the history they tell. To look at these maps is to see history as the contemporary map makers saw it -- an eerie and rewarding experience.