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Mapping in Michigan & the Great Lakes Region

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ISBN 10: 0870138073 / ISBN 13: 9780870138072
Editorial: Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, 2007
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Edited by David I. Macleod. Full black cloth over boards, spine stamped in gold foil, no wear, clean and smooth, no markings anywhere. Jacket in excellent condition with no tears or chips, not trimmed. Includes many illustrations and of course maps, an index, and bibliographical references as chapter notes. No fewer than sixteen contributors, the papers originally presented at a conference held June 11-12, 2004 at Central Michigan University. Destined to become the standard in its field. Absolutely stellar. Stated first printing. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 002138

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Título: Mapping in Michigan & the Great Lakes Region

Editorial: Michigan State University Press, East Lansing

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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An illustrated chapter on the renowned Michigan map expert Louis Karpinski opens this volume, following a comparative introduction by the noted cartographic historian David Buisseret. Twelve chapters tell particular stories. Often these narratives extend well beyond the limits of today's state of Michigan. Ameican Indian mapmakers sought to give directions and convey cosmological meanings and political relationships; only gradually did they adopt the geometric framing and uniformity of European maps, which reflected a different set of cultural attitudes. Would-be colonial governors mapped to promote their dreams. Boundary commissioners surveyed and mapped to settle contested claims and lay the foundations for peace along the U.S.-Canadian border. On the Canadian side, surveyors drew maps to build up the new British colony against American influences and encroachments. Mapmakers were also ambitious entrepreneurs, peddling illustrated county atlases to proud farm owners, bird's-eye views to show off towns, and plat and insurance maps to aid property development. 
     In describing how people produced and used maps, contributors tell a larger story of one region's peoples and cultures—and of a nation's zeal for exploration.

About the Author:

David I. Macleod is Professor of History at Central Michigan University. He is the author of Building Character in the American Boy: The Boy Scouts, YMCA, and Their Forerunners, 1870–1920, and serves as Editor of the Michigan Historical Review.

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