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Wooldridge, William C
Mapping Virginia : from the age of exploration to the Civil War / William C. Wooldridge
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GA455 .W55 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Cartography -- Virginia -- History
Subject Virginia -- Historical geography -- Maps
Virginia -- History
Physical Description xv, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 28 x 32 cm
Note "Published for the Library at The Mariners' Museum by the University of Virginia Press in association with the Virginia Cartographical Society."
The map collection is on deposit at The Mariners' Museum Library
Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-339) and index
Contents An unbound Eden. Arcadia ; Now named Virginia ; The Roanoke colony ; The plenty of the first cration -- Virginia as Eastern North America. The 1606 prototype ; The persistence of the idea ; That part of America commonly called Virginia -- John Smith's Chesapeake. The new Virginia geography ; A separately issued example of the map ; Progeny of the Smith map ; Counding the kingdom ; Abundance of hogs but a want of good women ; John Smith's long shadow -- The Dutch golden age. The new east coast synthesis, 1630-1650 ; Sea charts, 1650-1675 ; The Dutch in Virginia ; A Dutch map printed in London ; Pastel twilight -- English colony and province. From English plantations to English empire ; Virginia in 1700 ; Local, regional, and boundary mapping, 1728-1751 ; The accomplishment of the surveyors -- Fry-Jefferson: the realm of Virginia. The fifth realm ; Thew new standard map ; Whatever constitutes the perfection of a map ; The most inhabited part of Virginia -- The back parts of Virginia. Into the piedmont ; French claims to Virginia's back country ; Virginia in the old northwest ; War over the back country ; Virginia's western lands closed to settlement ; Virginia's western lands and the Revolution ; Separating the back parts from Virginia -- The Revolution in Virginia. Skirmishing with the peasantry in Virginia ; Yorktown ; Transports of joy ; Lafayette's return: "art and pageantry" -- Virginia in the young republic. Thomas Jefferson, Jedidiah Morse, and cheap, homespun maps -- The 1807 Madison map, "suited to the magnitude of the state" -- Atlas maps and pocket maps -- The 1827 Boye map, "considered by connoisseurs as unequaled" -- Big Bay. English antecedents ; American charts ; The United States coast survey ; Norfolk at mid-century -- Civil War. The $100,000 map ; Setting the stage ; The contested legacy of George Washington ; First Manassas ; Other confederate imprint maps of Virginia ; The war in Hampton Roads and on the peninsula ; On to Richmond! ; Virginia in the geography of the imagination
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Alternate Author Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.). Library

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