"[Lot of 2] Collecting Old Maps [and] The Atlas of Atlases The Map Maker's Vision of the World",
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1997-98 (published)
Color: Printed Color
1) Collecting Old Maps is a major reference work by F.J. Manasek 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 the long-time serious collector. 320 pp., 250 illustrations in black and white and color. Hardbound with dust jacket, Terra Nova Press, Norwich, VT, 1998, 8.8 x 11.5".
2) The Atlas of Atlases The Map Maker's Vision of the World written by Phillip Allen, includes 350 full color illustrations as it reproduces some of the most stunning and important maps from five centuries of atlases from distinguished collections including The Cadbury Collection and the Birmingham Central Library. Accompanying text has insightful commentaries. Hard bound with dust jacket, 160 pages, Marshall Publishing, London, updated 1997 edition, 10.8 x 12.4".
The former has a little soiling at bottom for edge through usage, other wise appears near new. The latter appears as new and unopened. Slight bump at top spine affecting book and dust jacket, else fine.