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Crozet Soiree: Joel Kovarsky at Crozet Library
October 9, 2014 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Joel Kovarsky, The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson’s Cartographic Vision
Cartographic Vision, Dr. Kovarsky charts the importance of geography and maps as foundational for Jefferson’s lifelong pursuits. Although the world had already seen the Age of Exploration and the great sea voyages of Captain James Cook, Jefferson lived in a time when geography was of primary importance, prefiguring the rapid specializations of the mid- to late-nineteenth-century world. In his illustrated exploration of Jefferson’s passion for geography, Kovarsky reveals how geographical knowledge was essential to the manifold interests of the Sage of Monticello.
Crozet Soiree programs are best for ages 16+.