Auction 122, Lot 916

"[Lot of 2] Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War [and] A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History from the Earliest Days to the Close of the Revolutionary War",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1969-99 (published)

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1) Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War, Earl B. McElfresh with foreword by Stephen W. Sears, 1999. A thorough examination of Civil War maps, mapmaking and mapmakers, documents the techniques and travails of the mapmaker in the field. Lively anecdotes are retold alongside discussion of the practical effect of the cartographer's art on actual military operations. 272 pp., notes, bibliography, index, 180 illustrations, 150 in full-color, many never before reproduced. 12 x 10". Hardbound with dust jacket and wrapped in plastic. Grade A+.

2) A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History from the Earliest Days to the Close of the Revolutionary War, Emerson D. Fite and Archibald Freeman. New York, 1969. A reprint of the 1926 Harvard printing of this collection of maps related to America is extensively illustrated with more than 70 maps. 13.6 x 11". 299 pp. Soft cover. Grade B+. Some minor soiling to edges. Covers worn, but intact.

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Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $85

Closed on 12/5/2007

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