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Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War

McElfresh, Earl B.

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ISBN 10: 0810934302 / ISBN 13: 9780810934306
Editorial: Harry N Abrams Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1999
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272pp/180 illustrations, including 150 plates in full color. The largest, most comprehensive & most beautifully illustrated collection of Civil War maps ever published. Still shrink wrapped. N° de ref. de la librería 007290

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Título: Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War

Editorial: Harry N Abrams Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Edición: First Edition

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Foreword by Stephen W. Sears. Includes bibliography and index. Beautifully illustrated with maps in color.

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During the Civil War, a good map could spell the difference between victory and defeat. This book collects, for the first time, the war's most notable, interesting, and beautiful maps-and tells the story of how they were made. Ranging from exquisitely detailed renderings reproduced in full color to rough pencil sketches drawn from horseback, these maps-many never before reproduced-are both striking works of art and invaluable historical artifacts. The lively, anecdotal text explains the techniques and travails of mapmaking during the war and reveals the little-known cartographic exploits of George Armstrong Custer, writer Ambrose Bierce, and Brooklyn Bridge engineer Washington Roebling, among many others. Here is an extraordinary gift for Civil War enthusiasts everywhere. 180 illustrations, 150 in full color, 911/2 x 1133/4 Subsidiary Rights: Selected by the History Book Club Earl B. Mcelfresh, a cartographer and map historian, is president of the McElfresh Map Company, which publishes much-sought-after hand-drawn maps of Civil War battlefields. He lives in Olean, New York. Stephen W. Sears, a renowned Civil War historian, is the author of The Landscape Turned Red and To the Gates of Richmond.

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