Auction 110, Lot 757

"Animals & Maps", George, Wilma

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1969 (published)

Publication: University of California

Color: Black & White

6.2 x 9.7 inches
15.7 x 24.6 cm

First edition of this book that shows that cartographers had a sound knowledge of the animals and their distribution on the various continents. Ristow says that George "...argues convincingly that the mapmakers knew what they were about and that Renaissance and later maps provide much useful source material on contemporary natural history." Another reference says that the book "...seeks to support the thesis that animals portrayed on ancient maps are zoogeographically [sic] significant." Hardbound, octavo, 235 pages, ten page bibliography, index. Profusely illustrated in black and white. An unusual cartographic reference book with an interesting thesis that is a useful read for all map collectors.


Condition: A

Dustjacket a little shelf worn with roughness at top and bottom of spine. Contents very good.

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $55

Closed on 3/2/2005