"[Lot of 2] Antique Maps A Collector's Guide [and] Collecting Antique Maps An Introduction to the History of Cartography",
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1989-99 (published)
Color: Printed Color
1) Antique Maps A Collector's Guide is the third edition of this great reference book, by Moreland & Bannister, where the authors have made revisions, and incorporated a substantial supplement of new material, including an expanded list of American cartographers. Includes brief biographies of the major mapmakers and details of their principal work. Finally, it provides advice for the collector on the practical aspects of collecting and care. 326 pp., 168 illustrations (8 in color). Hard bound in green buckram with illustrated dust jacket, Phaidon Christie's, Oxford, 1989, 7.8 x 10".
2) Collecting Antique Maps An Introduction to the History of Cartography written by Jonathan Potter, is the revised edition of this very nice introduction to collecting antique maps. 189 pages of text and illustrations, many in color, covering all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. The book is divided into three sections: Looking at Maps deals with collecting - how to look at antique maps and starting a collection; Mapping the World and Its Countries focuses on the great variety of antique maps, charts and plans; and Globes, Curiosities and Miniatures looks at maps with a difference - maps as objects, celestial and thematic maps and maps of amusement. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt title, Jonathan Potter Ltd, London, 1999, 8.8 x 12".
The former book is very good, but its dust jacket has creases at top, bumped at spine and small piece of tape at one corner. The latter is as new with a little rolling to dust jacket at edges.