"Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography with Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries", Nordenskiold, Nils Adolf E.
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1973 (published)
Publication: Dover Publications
Color: Black & White
11 x 16 inches
27.9 x 40.6 cm
This lot is a reprint of Nordenskiold's highly important and useful work, which was the first systematic approach to the study of cartographic history. Translated by Johan Adolf Ekelof and Clements R. Markham with a new introduction written by J. B. Post and a glossary of cities. Reproduces 169 of the most important maps printed before 1600, including the complete 1400 edition of Ptolemy. This is a wonderful reference atlas of significant maps. 141 pp., plus 102 plates.
Contents tight and clean. The paper covers have some shelf wear with abrasion on edges of cover and spine. Previous owner's signature on first blank end paper.