Auction 136, Lot 816

"[Lot of 2 Cartographic References]",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1949-65 (published)

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1. How to Identify Old Maps and Globes Raymond Lister, G. Bell & Sons, London, First Edition, 1965, 7.5" x 10". This is an excellent resource for the map researcher and collector. We use a copy extensively in our cataloging. It outlines the history of maps and charts, map production and how to date maps and documents using watermarks. Includes a section on globes and armillary spheres, as well as a most useful biographical list of cartographers, engravers, printers and publishers from 1500-1850 that in some cases contains information not found in Tooley's Dictionary. 256 pp., 59 plates. Hardbound in blue cloth and illustrated dust jacket. First Edition. Book near fine with just a little fore-edge soiling from thumbing. Dust jacket with some shelf wear and edge tears. (B+)

2. The Story of Maps by Lloyd A. Brown, New York: Bonanza Books, 1949, 7.5" x 10.2" This book is a detailed survey of mapmaking from ancient times to the mid 20th century. Lloyd Brown was the map curator at the University of Michigan and librarian at the Peabody Institute. Over 80 illustrations. Hardbound in light green cloth, dust jacket, 393 pages. Book is very good with just a little fore-edge soiling from thumbing. Dust jacket with some shelf wear and a crease. (B+)

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Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/1/2011

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