Auction 134, Lot 770

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/1/2010

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