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Auction 135, Lot 800

"The Mapping of the World - Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700", Shirley, Rodney W.

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1987 (published)

Publication: Holland Press


10 x 13.7 inches
25.4 x 34.8 cm

This standard reference work on world maps includes 18 color-plates and hundreds of b/w illustrations, each with a detailed description and carto-bibliography. The scholarship behind this work is unparalleled, providing comprehensive information about each map. This is the 1987 edition with corrections, 669 pp., extensive index and appendices. Hard bound in red cloth with gilt and black titling at spine, with pictorial dust jacket and protective sleeve. An absolutely essential reference work in fine condition.


Condition: A+

Very nice example, dust jacket fine and signatures tight.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/16/2011