"The telling of history needs illustrative maps. In a rather simple view, history is the movement of people across geography in the past…"
Author and historian Pieter S. Burggraaf discusses the role of maps in written history in his new book, The Walker Party, The Revised Story: Across New Mexico and Arizona Territories and up the Hassayampa River, 1861-1863. Pieter has kindly shared with us this excerpt, Written History Needs Maps. In general, maps in history books are lacking, and it's a a topic that he is passionate about.
"The book represents seven years of research and writing," Pieter kindly remarks about our software, "Ortelius, the interpretation that it provides to my story, is part of the reason that I persisted."