Glen Creason, the longtime Map Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, acquaints readers with six cartographers, most of them little-known today, whose work between the 1840s and 1940s shaped Los Angeles, preserved its history, and made the city accessible to visitors and Angelenos alike.
Cartographers Seen and Unseen
Glen Creason has been the map librarian for the Los Angeles Public Library for the past 32 years and a reference librarian in the History and Genealogy department at Central Library since 1979. He was a co-curator of the landmark map exhibit “Los Angeles Unfolded” in 2009 and in October of 2010 he published the book Los Angeles in Maps for Rizzolli International. He has written about local history, maps, and popular culture for many local publications and blogged weekly for Los Angeles Magazine about maps. He is a native Angeleno, UCLA grad, born and raised in South Gate and now living in Glassell Park. Besides maps he likes native plants, cats, baseball, and his only daughter, Katya.
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Glen Creason; Cartographers Seen and Unseen. Southern California Quarterly 1 November 2021; 103 (4): 363–397. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2021.103.4.363
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