Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 815

"Collecting Antique Maps - A New Edition An Introduction to the History of Cartography", Potter, Jonathan

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1999 (published)

Publication: Studio Editions


9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm

Very nice introduction to collecting antique maps. 189 pages of text and illustrations, many in color, covering all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. The book is divided into three sections: Looking at Maps deals with collecting - how to look at antique maps and starting a collection; Mapping the World and Its Counties focuses on the great variety of antique maps, charts and plans; and Globes, Curiosities and Miniatures looks at maps with a difference - maps as objects, celestial and thematic maps and maps of amusement. Mr. Potter is a London-based map dealer of note. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt title.


Condition: A+

Dust jacket wrinkled at bottom, otherwise like new.

Estimate: $25 - $35

Sold for: $15

Closed on 12/1/2004