"[Lot of 3] Collecting Old Maps [and] Terrestrial and Celestial Globes [and] Maps & Views of Washington DC", Various
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1996-98 (published)
Lot of three cartographic reference books. The first, by Frank Manasek, is a major reference work for those seriously interested in starting a map collection. In the preface, the author states that he is writing for people who wish to acquire collectable maps, and that he therefore uses maps that are available and not too expensive as his examples. The practical book addresses the issues of forgeries, condition, identification, research, purchasing and collection care. Includes many illustrations, in black-and-white and eight in color. Valuable information for the novice collector as well as long-time serious collector. 320 pp., 250 illustrations in black and white and color. Hardbound with dust jacket.
The second book is the Martino Fine Books reprint of the original 1921 edition by Stevenson. Volumes I & II together. Hard cover in blue cloth, red spine with gilt titling. Considered the classic text on globes, from the early ones through the end of the 18th Century. The original 1921 volume now sells for about $900 - $1,000.
The final book was first compiled in 1900 from the vast collection in the Library of Congress by Phillips. This is the 1996 Terra Nova Press reprint edition. A great reference on the mapping of our country's capital. Hardbound in library buckram. 87 pages, Royal 8vo.