Auction 139, Lot 805

First Edition of Shirley's Important Work

"The Mapping of the World Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700", Shirley, Rodney W.

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1983 (published)


Color: Printed Color

9.8 x 13.5 inches
24.9 x 34.3 cm

This standard reference work on world maps includes 18 color-plates and hundreds of b/w illustrations, each with a detailed description and carto-bibliography. The scholarship behind this work is unparalleled, providing comprehensive information about each map. This is the 1983 first edition, 669 pp., extensive index and appendices. Hard bound in red cloth with gilt and black titling at spine, with pictorial dust jacket. An absolutely essential reference work in fine condition.


Condition: A

Overall excellent condition. There are a few faint stains in the end papers but the text and plates are fine. Dust jacket shows only very light wear.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/15/2012