"Collecting Old Maps", Manasek, F.J.
Period: 1998 (published)
Publication: Terra Nova Press
8.5 x 11.5 inches
21.6 x 29.2 cm
A major reference work 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. This practical book addresses the issues of forgeries, condition, identification, research, purchasing and collection care. Valuable information for the novice collector as well as long-time serious collector. 320 pp. 250 illustrations in black and white and color. Hardbound with dustjacket.