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Auction 123, Lot 895

"[Lot of 2] The Charting of the Oceans Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps [and] The Image of the World 20 Centuries of World Maps", Whitfield, Peter

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1994-96 (published)



10.5 x 11.5 inches
26.7 x 29.2 cm

Very nice pair of highly informative, beautifully illustrated references.

1) A handsome and well written history about the sea chart in exploration, navigation and war, it is beautifully illustrated in color throughout. Hardbound in blue cloth with pictorial dust jacket, 136 pp. 1996.
2) Overview of the history of world maps, with 50 illustrations of important maps, nearly all in color. Lengthy and informative essay discusses each illustrated map. Hard bound in black with title in gilt on spine and pictorial dust jacket, 144 pp. 1994,


Condition: A+

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $55

Closed on 2/20/2008