Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783
Super Savings Item! Free Shipping Included! Save 40% on the Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783 by W. W. Norton & Company at 5 Star Discount Dance Wear. MPN: 60 maps. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The spectacular legacy and importance of early American cartographers.Historians of the Revolutionary War in America have been fortunate in their resources: few wars in history have such a rich literary and cartographic heritage. The high skills of the surveyors, artists, and engravers who delineated the topography and fields of battle allow us to observe the unfolding of events that ultimately defined the United States.When warfare erupted between Britain and her colonists in 1775, maps provide
Product Description & Reviews
The spectacular legacy and importance of early American cartographers.Historians of the Revolutionary War in America have been fortunate in their resources: few wars in history have such a rich literary and cartographic heritage. The high skills of the surveyors, artists, and engravers who delineated the topography and fields of battle allow us to observe the unfolding of events that ultimately defined the United States.When warfare erupted between Britain and her colonists in 1775, maps provided graphic news about military matters. A number of the best examples are reproduced here, including some from the personal collections of King George III, the Duke of Northumberland, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Other maps from institutional and private collections are being published for the first time. In all, sixty significant and beautiful cartographic works from 1755 to 1783 illustrate this intriguing era.Most books about the Revolution begin with Lexington and Concord and progress to the British surrender at Yorktown, but in this rich collection the authors lay the groundwork for the war by also taking into account key events of the antecedent conflict. The seeds of revolution were planted during the French and Indian War (1755–1763), and it was then that a good number of the participants, both British and rebel, cut their teeth. George Washington took his first command during this war, alongside the future British commanding General Thomas Gage.At the Treaty of Paris, the French and Indian War ended, and King George III gained clear title to more territory than had ever been exchanged in any other war before or since. The British military employed its best-trained artists and engineers to map the richest prize in its Empire. They would need those maps for the fratricidal war that would begin twelve years later. Their maps and many others make up the contents of this fascinating and beautiful book. 60 maps
Features & Highlights
W. W. Norton & Company
W. W. Norton & Company
0.8 x 12.9 x 12 inches
11.7 x 0.9 x 12.7 inches
Have questions about this item (60 maps), or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by W. W. Norton & Company, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
mpn: 8887 5180591, ean: 0888751805910,
This is a mid-20th century mechanical technology. Skipping can occur if not cleaned.This is a mid-20th century mechanical technology. Skipping can occur if not cleaned..
Worms Revolution is the latest game in the classic turn-based strategy series to come to the PC, featuring exciting new features and beautiful 3D graphics whilst retaining the classic 2D gameplay that fans love. Choose to play the extensive single player mode which features both campaign and puzzle missions or dive straight into multiplayer warfare via online or local play. For the first time ever see the inclusion of dynamic water, physics objects and worm classes! Customise your experience by
mpn: 9781944869090, ean: 9781944869090, isbn: 9781944869090,
''Elegant and incendiary.'' —Naomi Klein. Beautiful Trouble brings together dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action. Sophisticated enough for veteran activists, accessible enough for newbies, this compendium of troublemaking wisdom is a must-have for aspiring changemakers. Showcasing the synergies between artistic imagination and shrewd political strategy, Beautiful Trouble is for everyone who longs for a
mpn: WW120P-BLK-XS, ean: 0724841577643,
A Modern Classic fit, mid rise, moderate flare leg pant features a functional drawstring and back elastic waistband. Also featured are front patch pockets, two cargo pockets, a logo label with bungee loop, back pocket and side vents. Inseam: 31''Modern Classic Women's Mid Rise Moderate Flare Leg Pant. Functional Outside Drawstring. Cargo Pocket, Pant Back Pocket, Patch Pockets, Sectional Patch Pocket. Bi-Stretch, Ultra Soft. Inseam: Reg-31'' | P-28.5'' | T- 34''.