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Auction 135, Lot 804

"[Lot of 2] The Atlas of Atlases, The Map Maker's Vision of the World [and] The Mapmaker's Art, An Illustrated History of Cartography",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1992-93 (dated)



See Description

1) The Atlas of Atlases The Map Maker's Vision of the World written by Phillip Allen. Includes 350 full color illustrations as it reproduces some of the most stunning and important maps from five centuries of atlases from distinguished collections including The Cadbury Collection and the Birmingham Central Library. Accompanying text has insightful commentaries. Hard bound with dust jacket, 160 pages, Marshall Publishing, London, First Edition 1992, 10.8 x 12.4".

2) The Mapmaker's Art, An Illustrated History of Cartography by John Goss. With over 380 classic and exquisite illustrations, of which 300 are in color (and some foldouts), this book examines every aspect of cartography from the coastal charts carved on driftwood and bone by the Inuit people of Greenland to the trigonometrical methods employed by the Ordnance Survey in 19th century Britain. It offers a complete guide to more than 3,000 years of cartography. Hardbound in black buckram with title in gold on spine, dust jacket. 376pp. One of the most beautiful books on maps ever produced."… Rand McNally, 1993. (11 x 14.8")


Condition: A

Both are near fine examples. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket of latter and a short tear in dust jacket of former, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/16/2011