"The Mapping of the World - Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700", Shirley, Rodney W.
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1984 (dated)
Publication: Holland Press
Color: Printed Color
10 x 14 inches
25.4 x 35.6 cm
This is the first edition of this exceptional reference covering world maps. This volume is signed by Shirley and dated 16 September 2000. Includes 18 color-plates and hundreds of b/w illustrations, each with a detailed description and carto-bibliography. The scholarship behind this work is unparalleled, providing comprehensive information about each map. This is the desirable 1984 edition, 669 pp., extensive index and appendices. Hard bound in red cloth with gilt and black titling at spine, with pictorial dust jacket and protective sleeve. An absolutely essential reference work with original dust jacket.
Contents fine with just a little fore-edge soiling. The dust jacket is also near fine with one small loss at bottom spine. Book plate from prior owner.