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Auction 100, Lot 627

"The Mapmaker's Art - An Illustrated History of Cartography", Goss, John

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1993 (published)

Publication: Rand McNally


11 x 14.7 inches
27.9 x 37.3 cm

With over 380 classic and exquisite illustrations, of which 300 are in color (some foldouts), this book examines every aspect of cartography from the coastal charts carved on driftwood and bone by the Inuit people of Greenland to the trigonometrical methods employed by the Ordnance Survey in 19th century Britain. It offers a complete guide to more than 3,000 years of cartography. Hardbound in black buckram with title in gold on spine, dustjacket. 376pp. A very beautiful art book as well as a good reference.


Condition: A+

Dustjacket slightly rubbed, else excellent.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/12/2002