Catalog Archive
Auction 105, Lot 645

"[3 volumes] The A.E. Nordenskiold Collection in the Helsinki University Library - Annotated Catalogue of Maps made up to 1800",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1979 (published)

Publication: Helsinki University Library


9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm

This very scarce reference work, complete in three volumes, was compiled by Ann-Mari Mickwitz and Leena Miekkavaara. The Nordenskiold Collection is one of the most extensive cartographic collections in the world. 730 atlases and books are described, with some illustrations both b/w and colored; thus this catalog is an excellent carto-bibliography. While Volume 1 is fairly common, Volumes 2 and 3 are nearly impossible to acquire. 250/322/253 pp. Hardbound in illustrated paper-covered boards.


Condition: A

Covers slightly shelf worn, spines sunned and corners bumped. Contents fine.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200


Closed on 12/3/2003