Georgia History Press has announced the July pre-release of “Andrew Ellicott: The Stargazer Who Defined America,” by William J. Morton.

The book reveals previously unknown facts from Ellicott’s life, including the story behind the survey of the first southern boundary between the U.S. and Spain.

Ellicott’s efforts could arguably said to have played a role in stopping Spain’s dominance of the entire North American continent. The dramatic events of his four-year-long efforts include what Georgia History Press calls “adventures into unknown territory fraught with physical hazards … double agents and a cast of remarkable characters.”

A percentage of the sales to surveyors will be donated to the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

The book will soon be available on Amazon,, and as an ebook on Smashwords, Lulu, Kindle, Nook and Apple iBook.