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Antique Maps of the United States - New Jersey CD
Over 40 + magnificent maps of New Jersey drawn between 1880 and 1925 acquaint you with the layout and important landmarks of 30 cities in this fascinating state.
The early history of New Jersey reads pretty much likes that of most eastern states. This region was initially occupied by native Indians, primarily the Lenni-Lenape. The Dutch and Swedish traders who first landed here hoped to acquire a new territory for themselves. Several battles followed between the natives and the Europeans. Eventually, the natives had to give in to the superior firepower of the invaders.
Ironically, neither the Dutch nor the Swedes could hold on to the territory for too long. The English defeated them and became the new owners of the territory. British traders swapped many small-value objects for rights to lands, and before long, the colony resembled their homeland. By 1738, however, the state had become an independent British colony.
Interestingly, in 1676, New Jersey was originally two colonies: West Jersey and East Jersey. The Eastern colony was dominated by New York; the Western colony was largely controlled by Pennsylvanians. Struggles between the colonies continued until 1702, when they were united as New Jersey, a colony governed by New York.
The state was however far from peaceful. Driven out of their ancestral homelands, the natives were thirsting for revenge. They found an able and willing ally in the French, and the two joined hands to fight the British in the French Indian War. The English won and finally the state was peaceful. New Jersey settlers were free to go back to their farms and continue growing crops. New Jersey was overwhelmingly farm country, with a few industrial areas here and there, which comprised mainly of iron mines and cloth mills.
New Jersey played a significant role in the Revolutionary War and then became the third state in the Union to ratify the American constitution.
This CD features 42 antique maps of New Jersey, drawn between 1880 and 1925, and recounts how the state was transformed during this period.
This unique CD features 42 fascinating maps of New Jersey and acquaints you with its economic and social progress between 1880 and 1925.
You can examine the maps of 30 cities, which include in alphabetical order, Absecon, Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Atlantic Highlands, Dover, Harbor City, Egg Harbor City, Elizabeth, Garfield, Hackensack, Hammonton, Hoboken, Maplewood, Margate City, Morristown, New Brunswick, Harrison, New Ark, Ocean City, Ocean Grove, Paterson, Plain Field, Rutherford, Somerss Point, Somerville, Vineland, Westfield, Westwood, Easton, Phillipsburg and Morrisville Island.
These maps include aerial perspectives as well as views of detailed drawings of the citys important landmarks.
This CD offers one of the best pictorial records of the transition of New Jersey into a thriving, progressive state. There are two unique features that are hard to miss. First, this CD features multiple perspectives of cities like New Ark and Atlantic City. You get to see maps of these cities not only from various vantage points, but also from different years. This provides a great record of the metamorphosis of Atlantic City between 1880 and 1910 and you get to witness how much New Ark changed between 1874 and 1916. Secondly, each map is loaded with mind-boggling detail. Each land mark is meticulously marked.
The ability to zoom in and out on each map is an additional bonus and makes the study of these maps meaningful, detailed and enjoyable as well. The 42 maps included here feature 30 New Jersey cities. Each map is a work of incredible beauty and skill. History buffs, cartographers, students of geography and town planners, here is a treat you should not miss out on.
"Hats off to the artists who produced these brilliant masterpieces. Each map is brimming with detail, and offers hours of delightful examination. I ordered this CD because I needed an early map of New Ark for a class presentation, but had to drag myself away from my PC, when I saw the contents of the CD. Its a great CD and I think it is a must have for those studying 19th and early 20th century history of the United States."
Customer's Name: Marjory Hays (New York City)
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