Featuring more than 100 beautifully crafted antique maps and charts, previously available only to researchers, this engrossing volume celebrates the art of cartography. Chronologically arranged form the early 1600s to the turn of the 19th century. Extended captions put each map in context and provide fascinating insights into American history, including details about early New York, Boston, and Pennsylvania, and about military engagements of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. “Provides insight into the historic pageant that is the evolution North America....All levels/collections.”—Choice.
Explores geographic information available through several sources including the Internet and satellite technology, covering such topics as map basics, geographic information systems, and geographical standards.
Historical maps are fascinating documents and a valuable source of information for scientists of various disciplines. Many of these maps are available as scanned bitmap images, but in order to make them searchable in useful ways, a structured representation of the contained information is desirable. This book deals with the extraction of spatial information from historical maps. This cannot be expected to be solved fully automatically (since it involves difficult semantics), but is also too tedious to be done manually at scale. The methodology used in this book combines the strengths of both computers and humans: it describes efficient algorithms to largely automate information extraction tasks and pairs these algorithms with smart user interactions to handle what is not understood by the algorithm. The effectiveness of this approach is shown for various kinds of spatial documents from the 16th to the early 20th century.
The singular resource that contains contact information for more than 23,250 antiques and collectibles resources in nearly 3,200 specialty categories is better than ever. Includes listings for collector clubs, specialty periodicals, dealers, collectors, experts, buyers, appraisers, parts suppliers, reproduction sources, Internet resources, repair/restoration/conservation specialists, auction services, manufacturers/distributors of contemporary collectibles, and more!
On Academic, Popular and Educational Framings of the Past
Author: Stefan Berger
Publisher: Berghahn Books
For all of the recent debates over the methods and theoretical underpinnings of the historical profession, scholars and laypeople alike still frequently think of history in terms of storytelling. Accordingly, historians and theorists have devoted much attention to how historical narratives work, illuminating the ways they can bind together events, shape an argument and lend support to ideology. From ancient Greece to modern-day bestsellers, the studies gathered here offer a wide-ranging analysis of the textual strategies used by historians. They show how in spite of the pursuit of truth and objectivity, the ways in which historians tell their stories are inevitably conditioned by their discursive contexts.
A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s
Author: Allison Dolan
Journey to the Old Country From Ireland to Italy, Portugal to Poland, Germany to Greece, and everywhere in between, explore your ancestors' European homelands through more than 200 gorgeous reproductions of 18th-century maps, 19th-century and early 20th-century maps. These full-color period maps--covering the peak years of European immigration to America--will help you understand changing boundaries in ancestral countries, and inform your search for genealogical records. Inside you'll find: • Historical maps of the European continent showing how national borders evolved over three centuries • Detailed country maps illustrating key geographical units--provinces, counties, regions, cities and more • Time lines of important events in each country's history • Lists of administrative divisions by country for easy reference • A complete index to aid in viewing maps of interest in greater detail online This country-by-country atlas is an indispensable tool for European genealogy. Put your ancestral origins in geographical context, unravel the boundary changes that trip up genealogists, and envision the old country as your ancestors knew it. The book is also a valuable reference for teachers, homeschooling parents and anyone with an interest in European history. Time travel across the continent with the Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe.