America Discovered

America Discovered

A Historical Atlas of North American Exploration

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of original maps and historic illustrations to document the exploration of North America.

Perseus Publishing
Map researcher Derek Hayes applies his signature approach to a collection of maps that trace the discovery, exploration, and settlement of North America from 1000 A.D. to the present. Rich narratives make over 300 beautiful maps come alive, with North America's coasts, waterways, prairies, and peaks freshly described by explorers such as Columbus, Coronado, and Lewis and Clark as they encounter these territories for the first time. A final spread discusses modern scientific exploration and includes a detailed catalog and index of the maps.

Book News
Hayes is a geographer who travels the world collecting and researching historical maps and then assembles them in books (this is his fifth). Maps are on every page of this oversize volume (9.75x13"), but this atlas is more than a mere collection; the narrative illuminates the history and geography displayed in the maps, and vice versa. Hayes balances historical narrative with a close look at the knowledge and artistry of map- makers. He begins with early depictions before Columbus, including the Vinland Map now considered a fake, and proceeds chronologically, ending with a LandSat satellite image. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Douglas & McIntyre ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West, c2004
ISBN: 9781553650492
Branch Call Number: 911.73 H326a
Characteristics: 1 atlas (224 p.) : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 33 cm


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