Auction 104, Lot 730

"[Lot of 2] A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History… [together with] Antique Maps and Charts", Various

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1969-89 (published)

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A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History From the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War compiled and edited by Emerson D. Fite & Archibald Freeman, Dover Publications 1969. Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition of 1929. An excellent study of American cartographic developments in 75 selected maps made between 1474 and 1825. These maps provide a unique view of an important stage in the growth of America. Each map has an accompanying essay describing its background and historical importance. Illustrated in b/w, 299 pp. Folio, soft cover, (11 x 14.7") Antique Maps and Charts by A.L. Humphreys, published by Bracken Books, 1989. Originally published as "Old Decorative Maps and Charts" in 1929, this reprint includes an introduction by Jonathan Potter. Spanning 300 years of researched works compiled by A.G.H. Macpherson, Humphrey's running commentary contains factual evidence, background information and legends regarding antique maps and map-making. 32 full-color and 62 b/w illustrations, 191 pp. Hard bound navy blue boards and spine, dust jacket. (11.4 x 12.2")

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Condition: A

Minor shelf wear.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/10/2003

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