Antique Map Auction Sale No. 115 - closed 6/21/2006
1) Collecting Old Maps is a major reference work by F.J. Manasek for those seriously interested in starting a map collection. In the preface, the author states that he is writing for people who wish to acquire collectable maps, and that he therefore uses maps that are available and not too expensive as his examples. The practical book addresses the issues of forgeries, condition, identification, research, purchasing and collection care. Includes many illustrations, in black-and-white and eight in color. Valuable information for the novice collector as well as the long-time serious collector. 320 pp., 250 illustrations in black and white and color. Hardbound with dust jacket, Terra Nova Press, Norwich, VT, 1998, 8.8 x 11.5".