Auction 124, Lot 794

"[Lot of 2] Tooley's Handbook for Map Collectors A Subject Index Record [and] Collecting Antique Maps A New Edition",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1989-95

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1) Tooley's Handbook for Map Collectors - A Subject Index Record . Described by Tooley as "a subject index of facts about maps, to provide answers to queries and explanations of terms and materials employed," it provides information on important mapmakers, places, explorers, notable voyages, and gives notes on collecting, coloring and dating. Hardbound in blue buckram, gilt lettering on cover. 144 pp. R.V. Tooley, Chicago, 1985, 8vo. (6 x 8.5").

2) Collecting Antique Maps - A New Edition. The revised edition of this very nice introduction to collecting antique maps. Text and illustrations, many in color, cover all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. The book is divided into three sections: Looking at Maps deals with collecting - how to look at antique maps and starting a collection; Mapping the World and Its Countries focuses on the great variety of antique maps, charts, plans, and Globes; Curiosities and Miniatures looks at maps with a difference - maps as objects, celestial and thematic maps, and maps of amusement. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt title. Illustrated dust jacket. 207 pp. Jonathan Potter, London, 1999, 4to. (9 x 12").

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/7/2008

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