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Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War

Earl B McElfresh

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ISBN 10: 0810934302 / ISBN 13: 9780810934306
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1999, first edition. Tall 4to, 272pp. There is a small scribbled letter penned (by accident, it appears) on the ffe, otherwise the book is near fine. The dust jacket shows some shelf wear and faint scratches on the front and back, so is just very good. A good map during a war can spell the difference between victory and defeat. This is a comprehensive collection of the Civil War's most notable, interesting and beauitiful maps and tells the story of how they were made. There are 150 full color reproductions gathered from obscure and famous collections. There is also a thorough examination of Civil War maps, mapmaking and mapmakers. Bookseller Inventory # 16657

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Title: Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book by McElfresh, Earl B.

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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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