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Mapping Indiana: Five Centuries of Treasures from the Indiana Historical Society (2009)


Over the last 185 the Indiana Historical Society has added cartographic gems to its collection. The scope of the maps maintained by the Society ranges from several Old World views of the North America to more contemporary views of Indiana counties and towns. While the focus of the map collection is broad geographically, its core subject is Indiana and the documentation of the states evolving history. Two introductory essays by noted cartographers relate the history of mapmaking from the early days of maps in America to the present as well as the history of maps in the state. Approximately one hundred maps from the Society's collection are highlighted with brief essays on each.

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Review Kris Butler (2017) Review of "Mapping Indiana: Five Centuries of Treasures from the Indiana Historical Society". Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography (pp. 124-124). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Brückner, Martin
Edney, Matthew H.
Rumsey, David
Bush, Alfred L.
Grim, Ronald E.
Hennen, Molly
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
Cartographica Helvetica
History and Technology
American Historical Review
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by University of North Carolina Press
Scarecrow Press
University of Virginia Press
University of Chicago Press
Maps; atlases
Travel; exploration
Science and society
National identity
Frémont John C.
Hassler, Ferdinand Rudolph
Daly, Charles Patrick
Penn, Thomas
Pike, Zebulon
Humboldt, Alexander von
United States
North America
New England (U.S.)
18th century
19th century
20th century
17th century
16th century
20th century, early
American Geographical Society
United States. Census Bureau

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