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Capturing the Past through Maps

Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When the American educator Emma Willard traveled to Europe in September 1854, she met Johann Georg Kohl, a German cartographer and geographer who had spent years compiling an archive of maps related ... More


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Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Francis Amasa Walker's Statistical Atlas of the United States, published in 1874, was unlike anything that most Americans had ever seen. But he soon realized that these new forms of cartography would ... More


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