Mapping Indiana: Five Centuries of Treasures from the Indiana Historical Society (Hardcover)

Five Centuries of Treasures from the Indiana Historical Society

By Erin Kirchhoff (Joint Author), Eric Mundell (Joint Author), Amy Vedra (Joint Author)

Indiana Historical Society, 9780871952776

Publication Date: January 1, 2016

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Description

Over the last 185 the Indiana Historical Society has added cartographic gems to its collection.
The scope of the maps maintained by the Society ranges from several Old World views of the North America to more contemporary views of Indiana counties and towns. While the focus of the map collection is broad geographically, its core subject is Indiana and the documentation of the states evolving history.
Two introductory essays by noted cartographers relate the history of mapmaking from the early days of maps in America to the present as well as the history of maps in the state. Approximately one hundred maps from the Society's collection are highlighted with brief essays on each.
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