Cartographica – Book Review (C-SPAN)

cartographica book coverC-SPAN has archived their program on “Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations” for your viewing pleasure. This book has also been reviewed in The Washington Post. Description from the C-SPAN website:

[Vincent Virga] worked for eight years with the staff of the Library of Congress to create this book on the history of maps and how they reveal civilizations. John Hebert’, Chief of the Geography and Maps division and Ronald Grim, retired curator of the Maps Division contributed to the book and joined the author for a presentation at the Library of Congress. Following the talk, take an exclusive look inside the “treasures vault” of the Library of Congress Geography and Map division to examine and learn more about their holdings and some of the maps included in the book.

[The author] is a photography editor who has contributed to over 150 books. He has written three novels and is the co-author of “Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States.”

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