Illinois: Mapping the Prairie State through History

Rare And Unusual Maps From The Library Of Congress

Book Description

These books, produced from the archives of the Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays. Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Prairie State from the collections of the Library of Congress, a foreword by Vincent Virga about the Library of Congress collection and the Illinois maps, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Illinois for residents, former residents, and visitors.

About Virga, Vincent,

Vincent Virga has been called, "America's foremost picture editor." He is the coauthor of Eyes of the Nation and the author of Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations, produced in cooperation with the Library of Congress.

Scotti McAuliff Cohn is a writer and freelance editor specializing in history and young-adult fiction. Her other books include It Happened in North Carolina and More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women.