Auction 134, Lot 776

"The Cartography of North America 1500-1800", Portinaro & Knirsch

Subject: Reference Books, North America

Period: 1987 (dated)



10 x 13 inches
25.4 x 33 cm

This essential and nicely illustrated cartographic reference is filled with biographical sketches of major cartographers. It presents reproductions of authentic maps from the first three centuries of the mapping of North America reflecting an unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement, and fierce colonial rivalry. 320 pp. containing 180 extensively captioned maps, nearly all in full-color and over 90 supplementary illustrations. Published by Chartwell Books, Edison NJ, 1987. Hardbound in blue cloth with dust jacket.


Condition: A

Contents tight and clean with virtually no shelf wear. Dustcover is very good with a short edge tear at top and another at spine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/1/2010