Drawing the Line

How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America
Product Number: EB00668985
Released: May 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119141822
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

The second edition of Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America updates Edwin Danson's definitive history of the creation of the Mason - Dixon Line to reflect new research and archival documents that have come to light in recent years. -Features numerous updates and revisions reflecting new information that has come to light on surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon -Reveals the true origin of the survey's starting point and the actual location of the surveyors' observatory in Embreeville -Offers expanded information on Mason and Dixon's transit of Venus adventures, which would be an important influence on their future work, and on Mason's final years pursuing a share of the fabulous Longitude prize, and his death in Philadelphia -Includes a new, more comprehensive appendix describing the surveying methods utilized to establish the Mason-Dixon Line

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Author(s): Edwin Danson
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Mar 31, 2016

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