American Maps and Map Makers of the Revolution - Sold!
American Maps and Map Makers of the Revolution
Guthorn. P. J. Publisher: Philip Freneau Press Monmouth Beach N.J. 1966. Size: 12.25" x 10.25" (10mm x 260mm). Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket: N/A Overall condition good.
Foreward: The serious student will welcome this important addition to the literature of the American Revolution. It is a unique compilation and fills a serious void.
The book is arranged in orderly fashion. A short biography of each map maker is followed by a list of his known maps. Though frequently fragmentary and based on secondary sources, many of the biographical sketches appear in print here for the first time. A great number of the maps are likewise newly discovered. Each map is briefly described and its repository indicated. The introduction gives additional valuable data.
The author is a prominent New Jersey surgeon who has found time in his busy practice to pursue an unusual avocation. Dr. Guthorn has been a serious student of American maps for many years. Much of the preliminary work on this volume was done at the New York Public Library and led to much interesting discussion between us.
I am happy to see the author's efforts in print.
GERARD L. ALEXANDER
Chief, Map Division
The New York Public Library