Auction 124, Lot 798

"[Lot of 2] Collecting Antique Maps [and] The Image of the World 20 Centuries of World Maps",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1994-99



See Description

1) Collecting Antique Maps A New Edition An Introduction to the History of Cartography. 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; and Curiosities and Miniatures looks at maps with a difference - maps as objects, celestial and thematic maps and maps of amusement. Jonathan Potter, London, 1999, (9 x 12"). Hardbound in green cloth with gilt title. Illustrated dust jacket. 207 pp.

2) The Image of the World 20 Centuries of World Maps. This 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, (10.5 x 11.5"). Hardbound in black with title in gilt on spine, dust jacket, 144 pp.


Condition: A+

Dust jackets with a hint of shelf wear.

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 5/7/2008