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Auction 135, Lot 802

"[2 Volumes] Picturing America, 1497-1899", Deak, Gloria Gilda

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1988 (published)

Publication: Princeton University Press


9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm
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Picturing America draws together four centuries of work by graphic artists that illustrates exploration and discovery in the New World. This two-volume study presents scholarly documentation of over 800 maps, prints and drawings selected from the New York Public Library's collection of Americana. Each is carefully described and its significance outlined in the accompanying text. Includes an index to artists, engravers, printers, publishers, etc. It is the definitive reference for historical prints of America and is scarcely offered on the market. First edition. Hardbound in beige cloth with gilt stamped title on spines, with pictorial dust jacket.


Condition: A

Near new with slight sunning and a couple tiny tears on dust jackets.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/16/2011