Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, in association with Library of Congress, 2017.
Book — xi, 289 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Instructive, amusing, colorful pictorial maps have been used and admired since the first medieval cartographer put pen to paper depicting mountains and trees across countries, people and objects around margins, and sea monsters in oceans. More recent generations of pictorial map artists have continued that traditional mixture of whimsy and fact, combining cartographic elements with text and images and featuring bold and arresting designs, bright and cheerful colors, and lively detail. In the United States, the art form flourished during the 1920s to the 1970s, when thousands of innovative maps were mass-produced for use as advertisements and decorative objects the golden age of American pictorial maps. Picturing America is the first book to showcase this vivid and popular genre of maps. Geographer and collector Stephen J. Hornsby gathers together 158 delightful pictorial jewels, most drawn from the extensive collections of the Library of Congress. In his informative introduction, Hornsby outlines the development of the cartographic form, identifies several representative artists, describes the process of creating a pictorial map, and considers the significance of the form in the history of Western cartography. Organized into six thematic sections, Picturing America covers a vast swath of the pictorial map tradition during its golden age, ranging from "Maps to Amuse" to "Maps for War." Hornsby has unearthed the most fascinating and visually striking maps the United States has to offer: Disney cartoon maps, college campus maps, kooky state tourism ads, WWII promotional posters, and many more. This remarkable, charming volume's glorious full -color pictorial maps will be irresistible to any map-lover or armchair traveler. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Map — 1 online resource (xiv, 320 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps Digital: data file.
Regional patterns and swing states: regional analyses
2008 votes and turnouts: selected economic, demographic, and religious correlates
Post-2008: congressional votes
Toward a more perfect union: ten scenarios.
The U.S. presidential election of 2008 was one of the most significant elections in recent American history. Bringing together leading geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, general election, and key state referenda to provide a rich picture of this watershed event. The contributors offer a comprehensive and detailed assessment of all aspects of the election, providing presidential results at the national level, in major regions, and inswing states. Drilling down to county level, they trace voting patterns for key racial, et.