Auction 108, Lot 719

"The Cartography of North America 1500-1800", Portinaro & Knirsch

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1987 (published)

Publication: Crescent Publishers


10 x 13 inches
25.4 x 33 cm

The maps reproduced in this book summarize the great enterprise of mapping America during the Age of Exploration. They document both the steady growth for geographic knowledge and the persistence of geographic fantasy as well as the unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement and fierce colonial rivalry. Includes biographical sketches of major cartographers, over 200 full-color illustrations and 100 in BW, 320 pp. An authoritative reference work, as well as a nice art book. Hardbound in blue cloth with dust jacket.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $35

Closed on 9/29/2004