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Atlas of the historical geography of the United States, by Charles O. Paullin ... edited by John K. Wright ...



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Paullin, Charles Oscar, 1868 or 1869-1944
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[Washington, D. C., New York] Pub. jointly by Carnegie Institution of Washington and the American Geographical Society of New York, 1932.
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  • 2 p. leave, iii-xv p., 1 leave, 162 p., 1 leave, 688 maps (part col.) on 166 plates (part double) 37 cm.
A collection of maps, cartograms, and reproductions of early maps on many different scales, illustrating the natural environment of the United States and its demographic, economic, political, and military history. The text explains the maps and lists the sources from which they were compiled.
The Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) of the University of Richmond has recently created a digital version of a wonderful historical atlas: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's 1932 Atlas of Historical Geography of the United States. Reproducing nearly 700 maps, this digitization project has enhanced the original collection and added the dramatic functionality of 21st century technology, including an amazing zoom feature. Brave visitors can start directly by Entering the Atlas, while the more cautious can view an introductory video or read over the chapter titles to find specific areas of interest. There is much to peruse, including sections on The Natural Environment and Explorations in the West and Southwest, 1535-1852. A number of maps within these sections, such as "French Explorations in the West 1673-1794, " even allow for time-lapse animation.
Wright, John Kirtland, 1891-1969.
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Division of Historical Research.
American Geographical Society of New York.
[Carnegie Institution of Washington. Publication, no. 401]
Carnegie Institution of Washington publication ; 401

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