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Auction 106, Lot 659

"The History of Cartography Vol. 1 Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean", Harley, J.B.

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1987 (published)

Publication: University of Chicago Press


9 x 11 inches
22.9 x 27.9 cm
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The first in the series of books relating the first comprehensive history of map and mapping worldwide from prehistory to the present. J.B. Harley and Davis Woodward, together with an international team of specialists, compiled this scholarly work on the development of cartography as a science and an art. This volume presents a critical syntheses of mapping in Europe and the Mediterranean basin from its earliest manifestations through the High Middle Ages. There are essays on petroglyph maps, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine maps, portolan charts and much else. Amply illustrated in color and black and white. 599 pp. Hardbound in buckram with dust jacket.


Condition: A+

Minor rubbing to dust jacket.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/3/2004