Auction 144, Lot 297

"[Lot of 2] Old Maps and Globes with a List of Cartographers, Engravers, Publishers and Printers [and] Investing in Maps",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1969-79 (published)

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A. Old Maps and Globes with a List of Cartographers, Engravers, Publishers and Printers Concerned with Printed Maps and Globes from c. 1500 to c. 1850, by Raymond Lister, published 1979, black & white (7.7 x 10"). This excellent resource outlines the history of maps and charts, map production and how to date maps and documents using watermarks. Includes a section on globes and armillary spheres, as well as a most useful biographical list of cartographers, engravers, printers and publishers from 1500-1850 that in some cases has better information than Tooley's Dictionary. 256 pp., 59 plates. Hardbound in red cloth and illustrated dust jacket. Revised edition.

B. Investing in Maps, by Roger Baynton-Williams, published 1969, printed color (8.5 x 12"). Comprehensive guide, discusses the range of maps that can be found on the market and approximate indications of their values, with descriptions of the methods by which they were made, and the men who made them. While the market values are now quite outdated, the book provides an excellent overview of the various factors affecting value. 160 pages, 16 full-page color reproductions and many other black and white illustrations. Hardbound in blue cloth, gold titling on spine, with dust jacket.

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Condition: A

Very minor wear on dust jackets.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $180

Closed on 4/3/2013

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