Auction 117, Lot 906

"[Lot of 2] The Cartography of North America 1500-1800 [and] The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1987-2000 (published)



See Description

#1 by Portinaro & Knirsch, Bison Books, 1987 (9.7 x 13"). Nicely illustrated cartographic reference. Biographical sketches of major cartographers. Presents stunning reproductions of authentic maps from the first three centuries of the mapping of North America. Reflects an unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement, and fierce colonial rivalry. 320 pp. containing 180 extensively captioned maps, nearly all in full-color and over 90 supplementary illustrations. Hardbound in blue cloth with protective dust jacket.

#2 by Miles Harvey, Random House, first edition, 2000 (5.7 x 7.6"). This is the dramatic tale of famed map thief, Gilbert Bland; an especially interesting story in light of the recent similar crimes. 403 pages. Hardbound with protective dust jacket.


Condition: A

Very minor shelf wear.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $0

Closed on 12/6/2006