Auction 122, Lot 914

"[Lot of 2] The Young Oxford Companion to Maps and Mapmaking [and] Investing in Maps",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1969-95 (published)


Color: Printed Color

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1)The Young Oxford Companion to Maps and Mapmaking, Rebecca Stefeff, Oxford University Press, 1995. This first edition book is a comprehensive guide to cartography with numerous articles and biographies and is intended to introduce the subject to young adults. The book is extensively illustrated with photographs, diagrams, maps, and more. 11 x 9". 304 pages. Grade A. Covers with minor soiling, contents fine.

2) Investing in Maps, Robert Baynton-Williams, London, 1969. Comprehensive guide, discusses the range of maps that can be found on the market and approximate indications of their values, with descriptions of the methods by which they were made, and the men who made them. While the market values are now quite outdated, the book provides an excellent overview of the various factors affecting value. 160 pp., 16 full-page color reproductions and many other b/w illustrations. 12 x 9". Hardbound in blue cloth, gold titling on spine, with dust jacket. Grade A. Some light toning to the edges of the pages.



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Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/5/2007