From the Antebellum South to Fort Sumter, the murder of Abraham Lincoln, and the intermittent peace of Reconstruction, Atlas of the Civil War presents amazing maps – and a fascinating, self-contained narrative – on every spread. Eighty-five unique period maps, many seen here for the first time, offer the cartographic archives of a land at war with itself: from nineteenth-century battle maps surveying all regions and strategies to vintage battleground plans used by Union and Confederate generals alike, along with popular maps created for a news-hungry people, and complete Theater of War maps. In 35 innovative designs produced particularly for this atlas, the critical moments of significant battles are found by National Geographic’s cartographers using spacecraft data to render the terrain with extraordinary detail. Also, more than 320 documentary photos, battlefield paintings, drawings, and artifacts bear witness evidence of the war, history’s first to be broadly captured on film.
Publisher: National Geographic;
Publication date: October 20, 2009
List Price: $19.48
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