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Auction 138, Lot 925

"[Lot of 5 Cartographic References] Drawing the Line… [and] Land Ownership Maps… [and] Transactions of the American… [and] Early Printed Reports and Maps… [and] Lines to the Mountain Gods…",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1902-95 (published)

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A) Drawing the Line: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy by Mark Monmonier, published 1995, black & white, (6 x 9"). Paperback. (A)

B) Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century United States County Maps in the Library of Congress by Richard Stephenson, published 1967, (8 x 10"). 86 pp. Listed are 1447 county maps by state, county and date, author or surveyor, publisher and place, and scale and size. Paperback. (B+)

C) Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Vol. XLVIII. August, 1902 by the Society, published 1902, black & white, (6 x 9"). Hardbound, half calf with black pebbled boards, marbled endpapers and gilt text on spine. Condition - the covers are bumped and show shelf wear, but the pages are mostly clean and tight. (B+)

D) Early Printed Reports and Maps (1665-1850) in the Library of the Institution of Civil Engineers by A.W. Skempton, published 1977, (5.5 x 8.5"). 84 pp. with 14 plates. The major portion of the book is devoted to early printed reports, showing the author, title, year published, size, and volume number within the series. Other sections pertain to maps and plans, reprinted reports, and anonymous reports. A subject index provides quick reference to the printed reports. Hardbound in red cloth boards with gilt title on front cover and spine. (A+)

E) Lines to the Mountain Gods: Nazca and the Mysteries of Peru by Evan Hadingham, published 1988, black & white, (7 x 9"). 307 pp. with illustrations and maps. This is the story of the geometric lines evident from the air on the desert plateau of Nazca and of the culture and society of Peru. Paperback. (A)

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Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/7/2011

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