Auction 137, Lot 934

"[Lot of 2 - Cartographic References]",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1969-2002 (published)


Color: Black & White

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A) Mercator: A monograph on the lettering of maps, etc in the 16th century Netherlands with a facsimile and translation of his treatise on the italic hand and a translation of Ghim's Vita Mercatoris by Arthur S. Osley, 1969, (11 x 8.5"). Examines Mercator's influence in the Low Countries in lettering of maps, book production and engraving. Foreward by R. A. Skelton. 209 pp. and 64 illustrations. Hardbound in blue cloth boards with decorative gilt lettering on the spine with dust jacket. Contents are tight and clean and covers show very little wear. (A+)

B) Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet by Nicholas Crane, 2002, (6.5 x 9.5"). Biography on the life of Gerard Mercator and his accomplishments to the world of science. 304 pp. with a number of illustrations. Hardbound in yellow paper boards with maroon spine and dust jacket. Fine condition. (A+)



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Estimate: $40 - $60

Sold for: $30

Closed on 9/14/2011