Thoreau's Cartographic Explorations: Two New Manuscript Maps from the Library of Congress Collections

Hessler, John
January 2010
Thoreau Society Bulletin;Winter2010, Issue 269, p1
Academic Journal
The article deals with the interest of writer Henry David Thoreau in reading, annotating and drawing maps. According to the author, Thoreau recorded detailed bibliographic and geographic notes on some European explorers and cartographers of the American continent like Abraham Ortelius, Sebastian Cabot and Samuel Champlain in his so-called "Canadian Notebook." He mentions the existence of two Champlain manuscript maps in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.


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