'As a human venture, the expedition was a romantic reconnaissance that ranks with Columbus' first voyage and man's flight to the moon...[The atlas] is utterly fascinating...All the known maps relating to the expedition are now gathered together in this magnificent new edition, printed in their proper sequence, reproduced in facsimile at their full original size, and with their provenance discussed' - "Washington Post Book World".'Rich and definitive ...Fills a long-standing gap in the history of the mapping of North America ...Handsomely produced, this model of historical atlas publication will be the prized possession of every research library or local history-oriented repository with a keen interest in early North American history' - "Choice". '[The introduction is] the definitive work on the cartography of the Lewis and Clark expedition...[The maps] are beautifully arranged and organized with a clarity of reproduction that would be difficult to match' - "Great Plains Quarterly".'In all ways this is a class act' - "Western Historical Quarterly". 'A veritable treasure trove ...An invaluable companion volume to the account of the expedition in the volumes that [follow]' - "American Cartographer". When the Corps of Discovery left the vicinity of St. Louis in 1804 to explore the American West, they had only sketchy knowledge of the terrain that they were to cross - existing maps often contained large blank spaces and wild inaccuracies. William Clark painstakingly mapped every mile of the journey, drawing from both direct observation and from the reports of Indians and a few fur traders. On their return Lewis and Clark directed the execution of new maps detailing with remarkable accuracy the features of the country that they had traversed. Gary E. Moulton is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.Über den Autor:
Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.
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