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The True Geography of Our Country

Jefferson's Cartographic Vision
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ISBN-13:
9780813935591
Einband:
, EPUB
Seiten:
200
Autor:
Joel Kovarsky
Serie:
University of Virginia Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although
he published only a single printed map, Jefferson was also regarded as a geographer, owing to
his interest in and use of geographic and cartographic materials during his many
careers-attorney, farmer, sometime surveyor, and regional and national politician-and in his
twilight years at Monticello. For roughly twenty-five years he was involved in almost all
elements of the urban planning of Washington, D.C., and his surveying skills were reflected in
his architectural drawings, including those of the iconic grounds of the University of Virginia.
He understood maps not only as valuable for planning but as essential for future land claims and
development, exploration and navigation, and continental commercial enterprise.