Order Nr. 72546 MAPPING THE NORTH AMERICAN PLAINS, ESSAYS IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY. Frederick C. Luebke, Frances W. Kaye, Gary Moulton.


  • Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1987).
  • small 4to.
  • paper-covered boards, dust jacket
  • xiii+(i), 239+(1) pages
  • ISBN: 0806120444

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Order Nr. 72546

Jacket has some wear along the top edge. Spine faded. Else a very good copy. These important essays by distinguished scholars in several disciplines illuminate the history of North America's most extensive region, the Great Plains, extending from South Texas to the prairie provinces of Canada. Introduction by Gary E. Moulton. The contributors analyze the thought behind 101 historic maps and the images that they presented to contemporaries. Essays include "Exploratory Mapping of the Great Plains Before 1800," by Ralph E. Ehrenberg; "Mapping the Missouri River Through the Great Plains, 1673-1895," by W. Raymond Wood; "A Chart in His Way: Indian Cartography and the Lewis and Clark Expedition," by James P. Ronda, and 8 others. The maps, several published here for the first time, date from the early 17th to the 20th century. Supplemented by an illustrated catalogue of the Mapping the North American Plains Exhibition, April 1993, the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.