Auction 108, Lot 712

"Early Maps and Charts of the West Coast of North America", Putman, Robert

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1982 (published)

Publication: Mercbook International Ltd.

Color: Printed Color

22.5 x 30.5 inches
57.2 x 77.5 cm

Superb portfolio of twelve maps and charts reproduced from the originals in the collections of the museums and libraries. Includes several portolan charts, maps featuring the island of California, and several rare sea charts. These maps beautifully illustrate this important part of American cartographic history. The 32 pp., 4to, booklet provides an introduction and full details on each map. Maps are printed in full-color on fine hand-made rag paper and housed in a beautiful linen and leather (elephant folio) portfolio. Limited edition, #303 of 500.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/29/2004