Auction 136, Lot 813

"[Lot of 2] History of Cartography [and] Some Notable Surveyors & Map-Makers of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, & Eighteenth Centuries and their Work",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1929-64 (published)

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1) History of Cartography, by Leo Bagrow, revised and enlarged by R.A. Skelton, 1964. In this fascinating book, the author examines the maps of various periods and cultures, from early antiquity to the 18th century, putting them into historical perspective in his clear account of their evolution. This important book includes a List of Cartographers, containing 1500 names, and an extensive bibliography. 312 pp, 26 color plates, 132 b/w plates, plus 76 illustrations in the text (7.8 x 10.8"). Hardbound in beige cloth and gilt titling on front and spine, with dust jacket and original hard slipcase. Covers, dust jacket and contents fine less a little for edge soiling from thumbing. Slipcase is toned from age with some water stains. (A)

2) Some Notable Surveyors & Map-Makers of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, & Eighteenth Centuries and their Work,1929, by Sir Herbert George Fordham. Written during a time when map collecting really began to take off, this book outlines three centuries of the art and science of cartography. This reference work focuses on French and British cartographers, with chapters on Christopher Saxton, Nicholas Sanson, the Cassini Family and John Cary. Small 8vo (5.3 x 7.5") , 99 pp, 9 b&w illus. Green cloth covers with title on cover label; title in gilt on spine (Notable Surveyors). Bookplate on front pastedown. Faded spine, with binding coming loose at last gathering. (B+)

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Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/1/2011

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