3827Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Carman update
- Oct 29, 2007That's the key to those maps (and why, after much struggle, my publishers decided we couldn't use them in my book). The information contained on them is so dense that if you shrink them down to, say, any smaller than the modern version of the OR Atlas you find in bookstores today (which is about 20% smaller than the ORIGINAL Atlas plates) you can't make out the individual regiments.
Your idea for a non-profit to undertake the project is a good one. About ten years ago, the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg did something similar, and funded a project whereby Tom Desjardin did three new topo and troop position maps of that battle (one for each day).
Admittedly, the Carman Atlas is 14 maps, not three, but then you woulnd't have any cartographic costs involved. All you need to do is repoduce an already extant set of maps.
From what I understand, the real cost comes from producing the image in a reproducable format. If the LoC ever creates high-res scans of the 2d edition, printing copies from the scans--even on a sturdy, laminate paper--would be very cheap.
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From: eighth_conn_inf <eighth_conn_inf@...>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 8:27:58 AM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Carman update
I posted a comment on the LOC website re the revised maps.
Perhaps a good project for a group to undertake if not to make a
profit but to contribute funds to a non profit organization? I would
buy a set assuming it was complete and legible as well as being
printed on sturdy, plastic-coated paper.
--- In TalkAntietam@ yahoogroups. com, Joseph Pierro
<joseph_pierro@ ...> wrote:
>isn't with us anymore. He managed to find a way to make the full set
> You know, it's a REAL shame that Bob Younger at Morningside Books
of Bachelder maps from Gettysburg available (all 28 maps in full
color) for $250. Now, he just printed them flat and loose (they
shipped them boxed), but it's the closest thing I've seen in recent
years to a project like the Carman atlas.
>Congress's "American Memory" project and urge them to scan the
> Meanwhile, I urge everyone to email the webmaster of the Library of
second, REVISED volume of Carman's atlas into their giant digital
database. It's not the PERFECT format, but it beats not having access
to them at all.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: eighth_conn_ inf <eighth_conn_ inf@...>
> To: TalkAntietam@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:46:47 PM
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Carman update
> We have to keep you going so you can next tackle the Carmen-Cope
> to supplement your book! If there is anything I can do to help, plsof
> let me know.
> --- In TalkAntietam@ yahoogroups. com, Joseph Pierro
> <joseph_pierro@ ...> wrote:
> > Thanks, Larry! I'm beginning to wonder if there isn't some sort
> pharonic curse on this manuscript.be
> > On the other hand, since I have to die of something, it might as
> well be as the last casualty of Antietam. . . . :)
> > --j
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> > From: eighth_conn_ inf <eighth_conn_ inf@>
> > To: TalkAntietam@ yahoogroups. com
> > Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:23:17 PM
> > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Carman update
> > Jake,
> > Never ask what can happen next! It is good to hear that you will
> > OK and are recovering well. Even though the book will be late,last
> > getting it out as quickly as that after what happened will be
> > wonderful.
> > I've had an order in with Amazon for several months when I first
> > it there and look forward to receiving it when you get it done.
> > luck on our recovery.
> > Larry
> > --- In TalkAntietam@ yahoogroups. com, "joseph_pierro"
> > <joseph_pierro@ ...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hey, everyone! I've gotten a few queries (and congrats) on the
> > > release of the Carman ms. It's a TAD premature.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure where the late Oct. date in Amazon was coming from
> > > (probably some database wasn;t updated), but the book, when
> > > knew, was going to be a mid-Nov. release.
> > >
> > > And there's been a small snag since. . . .
> > >
> > > At the beginning of the month, I had about 4-5 days of work
> > > the index in order to have the ms. COMPLETE and ready to go to
> > > printer. Just then, however, I developed a problem with the
> > appendix.
> > >
> > > Not the book's. My own. I had been misdiagnosed with food
> > poisoning
> > > on the 3d, and by the 6th it burst. I've been in the hospital
> > > since (I only just returned home an hour ago).
> > >
> > > It's too soon for me to make a firm guess on a new release
> > I
> > > said, I had about 4-5 days of work left to do when I was 100%
> > > healthy, and I'm nowhere near that now. Then, once I AM done,
> > > take the publisher 3-4 weeks to typeset the index and then
> > physically
> > > produce books.
> > >
> > > I'd guess it'll be ready by the 2d week of December. I'm going
> > > make every possible effort to make sure the books ship in time__________________________________________________
> > > Xmas deliveries.
> > >
> > > All best,
> > >
> > > --jake
> > >
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