Lewis & Clark Book
Lewis & Clark: Maps of Exploration 1507-1814
A Four-Color, Hardbound Book
A Timely Gift for Any Occasion For Family, For Friends
For the Benefit of the U.Va.Library
In 1803, as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
set out on their historic expedition west, much of the landscape
they were to encounter was shrouded by uncertainty. Not
long before, many believed that California was an island,
that the waves of the Pacific crashed on beaches just west
of the Appalachian Mountains, and that the Mississippi River
flowed easily into the South Sea!
The earliest explorers of Columbuss New World left much land untracked while attempting to chart its shape and size. In competition for a mostly unclaimed continent, the various Spanish, English, Dutch, French and Portuguese explorers guarded their maps as state secrets, aware that knowledge of the landscape was the key to acquisition. This secrecy combined with language differences and miscommunication with Native Americans led to the wide-ranging fantasy and inconsistency that characterizes early maps of North America.
Including many maps and explorers journals from Thomas Jeffersons personal collection, Lewis and Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814 follows the imaginative revisions of the American continent during a time of rapid and world-changing discovery.
Lewis and Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814 develops, in detail, the daunting amount of speculation and misinformation that accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their trek across the great continent that has become America. Foreword by noted geographer John Logan Allen. This book is four-color, hardbound (11.25 x 8.75), and eighty-eight pages.
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