Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 970

"Collecting Old Maps", Manasek, F.J.

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1998 (published)

Publication: Terra Nova Press

Color: Printed Color

8.5 x 11.5 inches
21.6 x 29.2 cm

A major reference work 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 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 long-time serious collector. 320 pp., 250 illustrations in black and white and color. Hardbound with dust jacket. The most desirable reference work is now out of print and difficult to locate. This fine example has the additional cachet of being signed by the author on the title page.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/6/2007