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Octavo, orange cloth (hardcover), illus. endpapers, 160 pp. Fine, in a Very Good+, mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: How much more can one say about a man who was an engineer, botanist, surveyor, seaman, explorer, linguist, cartographer, writer, poet, artist and engraver -- and a highly controversial military figure in the early days of the Revolution? Obviously, a lot. YUet, it may come as a surprise to learn that this is the first full-length biography of the life of Bernard Romans -- preeminent colonial explorer/cartographer, who sacrificed a Crown pension to throw in his lot with the patriot cause. He originated the march on Fort Ticonderoga (usurped by Colonels Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold) and designed, and partially built, the first patriot fort along the Hudson, at West Point. In between, Romans found time to compile and engrave countless maps, and write two important books -- now among the rarest volumes of Americana -- A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida and Annals of the Troubles in the Netherlands: From the Accession of Charles V, Emperor of Germany...
Title: Bernard Romans: Forgotten Patriot of the American Revolution, Military Engineer and Cartographer of WEst Point and the Hudson Valley.
Categories: American Biography,
Publisher: Harrison, NY: Harbor Hill Books, 1985. First Edition.:
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Seller ID: 50441bd