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Auction 101, Lot 596

"A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History From the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War", Fite & Freeman

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1926 (published)

Publication: Harvard University Press


11.5 x 16.5 inches
29.2 x 41.9 cm
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Delineates American history from the earliest days down to the close of the Revolutionary War. Each of the 75 b/w maps, made between 1474 and 1825, provides a picture of an important stage in the growth of America. A brief essay gives the background of the map and its historical significance. Includes the controversial Vinland map. World map by Battista Agnese, 1538 reproduced in full color as frontispiece. First edition, 299 pp. Folio, hardbound in buckram with title in gold on front cover and spine.


Condition: B

Spine worn and split and edged bumped. Contents tight and clean. Edges bumped.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/4/2002