"Old Maps & Globes", Lister, Raymond
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1979 (published)
Publication: Bell & Hyman
Color: Black & White
7.5 x 10 inches
19.1 x 25.4 cm
G. Bell & Sons, London, First Edition, 1965, 7.5" x 10". This is an excellent resource for the map researcher and collector. We use a copy extensively in our cataloging. It outlines the history of maps and charts, map production and how to date maps and documents using watermarks. Includes a section on globes and armillary spheres, as well as a most useful biographical list of cartographers, engravers, printers and publishers from 1500-1850 that in some cases has better information than Tooley's Dictionary. 256 pp., 59 plates. Hardbound in red cloth and illustrated dust jacket. Revised edition.
Book covers and contents are fine. The dust jacket has a little lifting of plastic coating along lower edge, otherwise fine.