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Published in Great Plains Quarterly SUMMER 1988 .Copyright 1988 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska—Lincoln.


The main attraction of this stunning book is the series of 171 full color reproductions of many of the most important maps of North America fashioned by cartographers from 1500 to 1800. Each plate is accompanied by a brief description. The book also includes brief introductory essays on the history of cartography, the production of old maps, and a survey of North American exploration. These chapters include additional illustrations, many in color.