"[Lot of 2] Landmarks of Mapmaking An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers [and] Shedding the Veil - Mapping the European Discovery of America and the World", Various
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1989-92 (published)
11 x 15 inches
27.9 x 38.1 cm
1) Landmarks of Mapmaking An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers, by Charles Bricker with preface by Gerald Roe Crone with maps chosen by R. V. Tooley. A standard reference and a beautifully produced and illustrated work covering the development of cartography, the exploration and mapping of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. 276 pp., over 350 illus., including maps, portraits, title pages and reproductions from early sources, 14 color folding maps, other color illus., bibliography, and index. Hard bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, with pictorial dust jacket. Published by Dorsett Press, 1989.
2) Shedding the Veil - Mapping the European Discovery of America and the World, by Thomas Suarez. The maps, atlases, portolan charts, and globes chosen for this scholarly volume were selected to reveal the European discovery of the world, the history of the world's lifting its veil to explorers and mapmakers. Works from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection 1434 - 1865. 203 pages, illustrated with 25 color plates. Hardbound in simulated leather with gilt lettering, with pictorial dust jacket. Published by World Scientific Publishing, 1992.