Holland, Robert A.
Title The Mississippi River in Maps & Views: From Lake Itasca to The Gulf of Mexico (New)
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Fine
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York Rizzoli 2008
0847830713 / 9780847830718
Seller ID 037393
In The Mississippi River in Maps & Views more than eighty glorious full-color maps dating from as early as 1544 celebrate "Old Man River," this profound artery at the heart of America, and the extraordinary cities that grew up on its shores, including New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, and Minneapolis St. Paul. Beautifully drawn maps document Fernando de Soto's explorations and "discovery" of the river, as well as those of the Marquett and Joliet Expeditions. Other maps present key moments along the Mississippi in times of war (The French and Indian War, The War of 1812, The Civil War). More recent though equally artful maps and charts seek a scientific understanding of the river toward an end of controlling it, and gorgeous bird's-eye views ultimately extol the river's beauty and its environs above all else. A consideration of the Mississippi and its history as a major highway toward America's discovery of itself, through a comprehensive selection of the most beautiful maps dealing with it, will give new insight to the complex sometimes nostalgic, sometimes practical relationship of this country to its most storied river. Light blue cloth with white spine lettering. Illustrated. 224pp., index. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied.