Auction 134, Lot 771

"Landmarks of Mapmaking; An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1976 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

11 x 16 inches
27.9 x 40.6 cm

Charles Bicker wrote this beautifully produced cartographic reference that is well illustrated. It covers the development of cartography, the exploration and mapping of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. Preface by Gerald Roe Crone with the maps chosen by R. V. Tooley. Comprised of 276 pp., over 350 illustrations, including maps, portraits, title pages and reproductions from early sources, 14 color folding maps, other color illustrations, bibliography, and index. Second edition, published by Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976. Folio (11 x 16"), hardbound in linen cloth, gilt lettering, gilt and white compass rose on front cover, pictorial end-papers and dust jacket.


Condition: A

Contents tight and clean. Dust jacket with a little shelf wear.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/1/2010