Auction 114, Lot 759

"The Mapmaker's Art - An Illustrated History of Cartography", Goss, John

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1993 (published)

Publication: Rand McNally

Color: Printed Color

10.8 x 14.8 inches
27.4 x 37.6 cm

With over 380 classic and exquisite illustrations, of which 300 are in color (and some foldouts), this book examines every aspect of cartography from the coastal charts carved on driftwood and bone by the Inuit people of Greenland to the trigonometrical methods employed by the Ordnance Survey in 19th century Britain. It offers a complete guide to more than 3,000 years of cartography. Hardbound in black buckram with title in gold on spine, dust jacket. 376pp. One of the most beautiful books on maps ever produced.


Condition: A

Nearly new. Bottom edge of front cover with a little bumping or small stain.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/1/2006