Auction 127, Lot 869

"[Lot of 8] The Map Collector Magazine",

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1986-87 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8.5 x 11.5 inches
21.6 x 29.2 cm

The Map Collector magazine was founded by Ronald Tooley in 1977. Over the next two decades it built a reputation as a highly respected resource on the history of cartography and collecting antique maps. Each issue contains a wealth of information written by the most respected researchers, collectors and dealers. This lot is a continuous run from Issue 34 (March 1986) through Issue 41 (Winter 1987), the desirable Tenth Commemorative Issue. Four of the magazines contain the original inserts.

Some of the articles included in this lot: Large Scale English County Maps and Plans of Cities not Printed in Atlases (R.A. Skelton); Mapsellers at the Royal Exchange Part II 1666-1714 (Laurence Worms); The Mystery of Cuba on the Ruyusch Map (Don McGuirk); Large Scale English County Maps and Plans of Cities not Printed in Atlases Part II (Skelton); Felton Mathew's 1840 Foundation Plan of Auckland (Brian Hooker); Jefferys and Sayer in Paris (Mary Pedley); Saxton's Proof Map of Wales (Huw Owen); Maps in Bibles in the Sixteenth Century (Catherine Delano-Smith); Aaron Arrowsmith's Map of North America and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Warren Heckrotte); The Marcraf Map of Brazil (Peter J. Whitehead); A Curious 'Saint' Watermark on a Saxton Atlas of c. 1590 (William Ravenhill), to mention a few. The 10th Commemorative issued includes articles by Rodeny W. Shirley (Title Pages), Walter W. Ristow (Powder Horn Map); Tony Campbell (Whaling); Helen Wallis (Chinese Globe 1623) and Francis Herbert writes on the Earliest Known Facsimile Globe. A terrific collection of articles and columns by the titans of cartographic research.


Condition: A

All near fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/25/2009