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Surveying the Shore: Historic Maps of Coastal Massachusetts, 1600-1930 [Hardcover]

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Surveying the Shore: Historic Maps of Coastal Massachusetts, 1600-1930 by Joseph G. Garver

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Pages   205
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.1" Width: 9.3" Height: 1"
Weight:   3.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 11, 2006
Publisher   Commonwealth Editions
ISBN  1933212276  
ISBN13  9781933212272  

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > History > United States
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local - By State > Massachusetts
3Books > Subjects > Science > Earth Sciences > Cartography
4Books > Subjects > Science > General
5Books > Subjects > Science > Technology > History of Technology

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should be better  Jun 24, 2007
great book except that the maps are too small. I don't understand why all the maps needed to be orientated up, it means that most of the pages are 75% blank white paper and thus make the maps extremely small and hard to read. Kinda strange for a map book?

great book, but whoever was the layout editor should be fired...
The perfect Christmas present for your uncle in Nantucket  Nov 5, 2006
If you like maps, or if you like the history of the Massachusetts shore, you'll love this book by Joseph Garver. Eighty-nine map plates are each beautifully reproduced on a single 8x12 inch page, with a facing page--usually just one--that explains the map. Thus the book is not a detailed scholarly account of either the mapmakers or their subject. At the same time, the explanations are concise, elegant, and erudite, with wonderful pearls that explain how the maps came to be made and about what the maps can tell us of the changing history of the towns. It is more cohesive than Mapping Boston, and more accessible than McCorkle's New England in Early Printed Maps. Garvers is the reference librarian of the Harvard Map Collection, and it shows, both in the broad collection of maps he has located from ten different collections, and in the deep knowledge of mapmaking revealed in the text.

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