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Auction 108, Lot 706

"[Lot of 2] Explorers' Maps [and] Investing in Maps",

Subject: Reference Books




8.7 x 11.5 inches
22.1 x 29.2 cm
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Two nice references on cartography.
"Explorers' Maps" by R.A. Skelton, Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., 1970. This book has a two-fold fascination: it traces the development of cartography from the maps and charts of medieval travelers, who filled the unknown areas of their maps with drawings of sea monsters and sailing ships, to the scientifically accurate and highly sophisticated charts of l8th and l9th century surveyors; and it is the story of how Europe discovered and explored the rest of the world. 337 pp., with 219 illustrations. Hard bound in white cloth with protected dust jacket.
"Investing in Maps" by Roger Baynton-Williams, Cresset Press, 1969. A comprehensive guide, discussing the range of maps that can be found on the market and approximate indications of their values, with descriptions of the methods by which they were made, and the men who made them. Even though the values are now quite out-dated, the book is still a good study in the various factors necessary in the analysis of value. 160 pp. with16 color reproductions and many other BW illustrations. Hardbound in blue cloth, gold titles on spine, with protected dustjacket.


Condition: A

Dust jackets sunned, else fine.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $35

Closed on 9/29/2004