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Surveying in early America : the point of beginning, an illustrated history

Title
Surveying in early America : the point of beginning, an illustrated history / Dan Patterson and Clinton Terry.
ISBN
9781947603028
1947603027
9781947603035 ;
Publication
Cincinnati : University of Cincinnati Press, 2020.
Copyright Notice Date
©2020
Physical Description
xxiii, 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary
"In Surveying in Early America: The Point of Beginning, An Illustrated History award-winning photographer Dan Patterson and American historian Clinton Terry vividly and accurately document and retrace the steps surveyors took to map the Ohio River Valley. Patterson and Terry thoroughly create detailed and historically accurate narratives paired with exquisite and vivid photographs of these little known expeditions of our founding father. Working with Colonial re-enactors at sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, from Fort Normal to Colonial Williamsburg, Patterson recreates the effort of Washington and his team of surveyors to map the American wilderness and occasionally lay personal claim land to great expanses of land along the way. Through the lens of Patterson camera, readers will see what Washington saw as he worked to learn his trade and then lead expeditions into the American interior using instruments and methods employed 260 years ago"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 04, 2021
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Author's preface: Must history look old?
Photographer's preface: The point of beginning
Introduction
Essay 1: The surveyor and surveying
Essay 2: George Washington, surveyor
Essay 3: Land as property
Essay 4: The basic tools
Essay 5: Simple surveys
Essay 6: Washington and the West
Essay 7: The surveyor as geographer
Essay 8: The Surveyor in chief
Epilogue.
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