Auction 119, Lot 939

"[Lot of 2] Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800 A Bibliography [and] Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1978-81

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1) Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800 A Bibliography, Revised edition by James Clements Wheat and Christian F. Brun, 1978, Holland Press Cartographia Volume 3. An extremely valuable check-list of maps and charts published separately, as well as those used in books, pamphlets, atlases, gazetteers, almanacs, and periodicals. Originally published in 1969 and revised in 1978. 8vo, hardbound in green cloth with illustrated dust jacket in protective sleeve (7.7 x 10). Very good with a hint of shelf wear to lower portion of spine. Contents like new.

2) Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, compiled by John R. Sellers and Patricia Molen van Ee, Washington, 1981. This is an important carto-bibliography of more than 2000 maps, including almost 600 original manuscript drawings of North America from the years 1750-1789. 8vo, hardbound in gray cloth with titling in black on front and spine, no dust jacket (8 x 10.5"). Like new with only a hint of toning inside front endpaper.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 5/9/2007

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