Auction 137, Lot 928

"[Lot of 4 - Cartographic References]",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1941-99 (published)



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A. Collecting Antique Maps A New Edition: An Introduction to the History of Cartography, Jonathan Potter, 1999, printed color (9 x 12"). This is the revised edition of this very nice introduction to collecting antique maps. Text and illustrations, many in color, cover all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. The book is divided into three sections: Looking at Maps deals with collecting - how to look at antique maps and starting a collection; Mapping the World and Its Countries focuses on the great variety of antique maps, charts, plans, and globes; and Curiosities and Miniatures looks at maps with a difference - maps as objects, celestial and thematic maps and maps of amusement. 207 pp. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt title. Illustrated dust jacket. (A+)

B. Notes on the Care & Cataloguing of Old Maps, Lloyd Brown, 1941, black & white (4.5 x 7.5"). 110 pp. Hardbound in brown cloth covers with gilt title on spine. Very good condition. (A)

C. The Young Oxford Companion to Maps and Mapmaking, Rebecca Stefoff, 1995, printed color (9 x 11.5"). 303 pp. with numerous color and B&W illustrations. Hardbound in paper covers. Very good condition. (A)

D. Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, Africa, the Orient, Douglas Gohm, 1972, printed color (9.5 x 12.5"). 128 pp. with numerous color and B&W illustrations. Hardbound in paper covers with dust jacket. Good condition. (B+)



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Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/14/2011