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Auction 115, Lot 817

"[Lot of 2] The Mapping of America [and] The Mapping of North America",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1980-90 (published)



See Description

1) "The Mapping of America" by Seymour Schwartz and Ralph Ehrenberg is a significant reference book that presents a detailed, analytic history of the mapping of North America, emphasizing the area that comprises the United States. Two major periods are covered; the first extending from 1500 to 1800 and the second from 1800 to the present. Illustrated with 354 plates, 84 in full color. 363 pp., index. Hardbound in green cloth with illustrated dust jacket, Harry N. Abrams, Inc, New York, 1980, 11.6 x 11". An often quoted reference work.

2) "The Mapping of North America" by John Goss. By focusing on the evolution of mapping, this book reveals how the perceptions of the world changed as more areas were explored. It contains many of the most important and famous maps of the Americas as well as some of the more common nineteenth century examples. 184 pp, introduction plus 85 full-page illustrations, of which 80 are in color, each with well researched information. Hardbound in cloth with illustrated dust jacket, The Wellfleet Press, 1990, 10.3 x 14.2"


Condition: A+

The former is in fine condition. The latter has a slight amount of rubbing to the dust jacket, contents fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/21/2006