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A History of America in 100 Maps

Susan Schulten here presents a beautifully printed book of historical maps, dating all the way from a Ptolemaic world map created by Henricus Martellus Germanus in 1489 or 1490 all the way down to a DeepMap data visualization for autonomous vehicles created in 2018. There are notes and analytical commentary about all 100, which include other topics such as opening the Oregon Trail, the origins of the Cold War, the geography of Hollywood, and a 1932 map of Harlem nightclubs. I was so taken with the map reproductions that I resorted to using a magnifying glass in order to take in the massive, fascinating detail included in what amounts to a real work of art.



A History of America in 100 Maps

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Susan Schulten here presents a beautifully printed book of historical maps, dating all the way from a Ptolemaic world map created by Henricus Martellus Germanus in 1489 or 1490 all the way down to a DeepMap data visualization for autonomous vehicles created in 2018. There are notes and analytical commentary about all 100, which include other topics such as opening the Oregon Trail, the origins of the Cold War, the geography of Hollywood, and a 1932 map of Harlem nightclubs. I was so taken with the map reproductions that I resorted to using a magnifying glass in order to take in the massive, fascinating detail included in what amounts to a real work of art.

Posted by David DeVries at 04/03/2019 07:22:48 PM