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Auction 110, Lot 755

"How To Identify Old Maps and Globes", Lister, Raymond

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1965 (published)



8 x 10.2 inches
20.3 x 25.9 cm
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A useful reference book that we often use in cataloging, principally because Lister has some cartographers listed that are not found elsewhere. The dust cover states "One of its most important features is the considerable list of cartographers, engravers, publishers, and printers concerned with printed maps and globes from 1500 to 1850." The entries in the list give dates, class of work, nationalities, and in some cases, particularly in those of important figures, further details including the titles of works and collaborators. The text of the book throughout is designed primarily to be of practical assistance to collectors and dealers. Chapters on the History of Maps and Charts, Celestial Maps and Charts, Methods of Map Production, Decoration and Conventional Signs, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes and Armillary Spheres, plus a useful and illustrated appendix on the use of watermarks in dating old maps and documents. Hardbound in blue cloth, small 4to, 256 pp., plates, illustrations.


Condition: A

Dustjacket a little worn with tiny tears. Contents very good.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $85

Closed on 3/2/2005