Auction 139, Lot 790

"A Book of Old Maps",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1926 (published)


Color: Black & White

12 x 17 inches
30.5 x 43.2 cm

An excellent study of American cartographic developments presented in 75 selected maps made between 1474 and 1825. These maps provide a unique view of an important stage in the growth of America. Each map has an accompanying essay describing its background and historical importance. Illustrated in black & white, 299 pp. Original hardbound in black cloth with gilt titling on front and spine. Compiled and edited by Emerson D. Fite & Archibald Freeman, Harvard University Press. This is the first edition of 1926.


Condition: B

Text and images are good with usual toning. Covers are lightly rubbed, corners bumped, spine and hinges somewhat soft.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/15/2012