Fire insurance maps their history and applications by Diane L. Oswald

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Published by Lacewing Press in College Station, Tex .

Written in English

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  • United States


  • Sanborn Map Company -- History,
  • Insurance, Fire -- United States -- Maps -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 96) and index.

Book details

StatementDiane L. Oswald.
LC ClassificationsHG9771 .O85 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination102 p. :
Number of Pages102
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL714454M
ISBN 100965969800
LC Control Number97094262

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