Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009
1) The Cartography of North America, by Pierluigi Portinaro and Franco Knirsch, Greenwich, Ct, 1987, is a nicely illustrated cartographic reference with biographical sketches of major cartographers. It presents reproductions of authentic maps from the first three centuries of the mapping of North America reflecting an unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement, and fierce colonial rivalry. 320 pp. containing 180 extensively captioned maps, nearly all in full-color and over 90 supplementary illustrations. Published by Chartwell Books, Edison NJ, 1987. Hardbound in blue cloth with dust jacket. 13 x 10". Grade A+. Minor shelf wear along bottom edge, otherwise as new.