Auction 136, Lot 834

"[3 volumes] The A.E. Nordenskiold Collection in the Helsinki University Library - Annotated Catalogue of Maps Made up to 1800",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1979-1984 (published)

Publication: Helsinki University Library

Color: Printed Color

9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm

This very scarce reference work, complete in three volumes, was compiled by Ann-Mari Mickwitz and Leena Miekkavaara. The Nordenskiold Collection is one of the most extensive cartographic collections in the world. 730 atlases and books are described, with some illustrations both b/w and colored; thus this catalog is an excellent carto-bibliography. While Volume 1 is fairly common, Volumes 2 and 3 are nearly impossible to acquire. 250/322/253 pp. Hardbound in illustrated paper-covered boards.


Condition: B+

All volumes have a lovely bookplate from the previous owner on front pastedown, slight bumping to the head and tail of spines, and some fading to the spines. Also very minor soiling to covers of Volume 1.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/1/2011