‘Mapping America

Last month, Black Dog Publishing brought out ‘Mapping America’, a collection of historic, demographic, cultural, and artistic maps of America; the book, they write, features “four centuries of maps that depict the changing landscape of North America, Mapping America charts the continent through numerous landmark events and uprisings, including the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and more recent concerns, such as the environment and  terrorism. From early maps depicting the country’s colonial beginnings, through to contemporary maps depicting America today, the book presents the reader with a multi-faceted view of the North American physical and cultural landscape; from maps showing the electoral routes of Presidential campaigns, to the diminishing native communities shown in census maps, to the artistic, the imaginative and fantastic depictions of contemporary America.”

The Guardian offers this gallery, which showcases some of the maps featured in the collection.

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