Auction 123, Lot 887

"[Lot of 2] A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History From the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War [and] The Mapping of North America Three Centuries of Map-Making 1500-1860",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1969-90 (published)

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1) A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History From the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War is an excellent study of American cartographic developments in 74 selected maps made between 1474 and 1825. These maps provide a unique view of an important stage in the growth of America. Each map has an accompanying essay describing its background and historical importance. Illustrated in b/w, 299 pp. Folio, hardbound in original brown cloth with gilt title on spine. Includes decorative paper dust jacket. Compiled and edited by Emerson D. Fite & Archibald Freeman, Arno Press, New York, 1969. Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition of 1929. (11 x 14.7"). Dust jacket with minor shelf wear. Private ownership stamp on front endpaper, occasional finger marks. Grade A.

2) The Mapping of North America Three Centuries of Map-Making 1500-1860 is a fascinating book that traces the mapping of the continent of America and shows how the perceptions of the world changed as more discoveries were made and areas were more accurately charted. John Goss, 1990. Hardbound with burgundy cloth, gilt title on spine and pictorial dust jacket, 184 pages, with 80 maps in full printed color. (10.3 x 14.5"). Contents and covers as new, dust jacket with minor shelf wear and some loss at the top and bottom of spine. Grade A.

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Estimate: $100 - $180

Sold for: $65

Closed on 2/20/2008

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