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Auction 138, Lot 942

"[Lot of 2] Norwich's Maps of Africa an Illustrated and Annotated Carto-bibliography [and] Country Life Book of Antique Maps",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1988-97 (published)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
8.8 x 11.3 inches
22.4 x 28.7 cm

A. Norwich's Maps of Africa, by Oscar Norwich, published 1997 (8.8 x 11.3"). This great reference was written by one of the leading collectors of the maps of Africa. The book comprises an in-depth look at the continent from the Age of Exploration to modern times. Second edition, revised and edited by Jeffrey C. Stone. 408 pages filled with illustrations, some colored, covering 345 maps. Hardbound in red cloth with dust jacket and wrapped in plastic. Condition: New in publisher's box. (A+)

B. Country Life Book of Antique Maps, by Jonathan Potter, published 1988 (9 x 12"). This reference, by the well-known London map dealer Jonathan Potter, is a good introduction to collecting antique maps for the newer collector. It is beautifully illustrated, mostly in color. Covering all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. Hard bound in cloth with dust jacket. Gilt title at spine. 192pp, dust jacket, index. Condition: Near fine with slight bumping on corners and bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a tiny tear and a few faint spots. (A)

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Condition:

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Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/7/2011

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