Auction 124, Lot 797

"[Lot of 2] The Image of the World 20 Centuries of World Maps [and] Maps and History Constructing Images of the Past",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1994-97

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1) The Image of the World 20 Centuries of World Maps is an overview of the history of world maps, with 50 illustrations of important maps, nearly all in color. There is a lengthy and informative essay centered on each illustrated map. Peter Whitfield, Rohnert Park, CA, 1994, 4to. (10.5 x 11.5"). Hardbound in black with title in gilt on spine, pictorial dust jacket, 144 pp.

2) Maps and History Constructing Images of the Past is an account of the development, role and nature of historical atlases. It provides the reader with a better understanding of history as viewed from the prospective of the mapmakers of the time. 127 pages with illustrations, both uncolored and in full color. Jeremy Black, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1997, 7 x 10". Hardbound in black buckram with illustrated dust jacket.

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Condition: A+

Dust jackets are a bit rubbed.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 5/7/2008

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