"[Lot of 2] Maps - A Historical Survey of Their Study and Collecting [and] Decorative Printed Maps of the 15th to 18th Centuries", Skelton, R. A.
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1952-72 (published)
A. Maps - A Historical Survey of Their Study and Collecting, published 1972, black and white (5.5 x 8.3"). This compact and thought-provoking volume originated in Skelton's series of lectures at the Newberry Library and focuses on the history of cartography and how it has evolved as a field of study. 138 pp. Hardbound in gray cloth boards with a pictorial paper dust jacket. Condition: Contents generally very good with a few pages highlighted in red ink with minor wear to dust jacket.
B. Decorative Printed Maps of the 15th to 18th Centuries, published 1952, printed color (9.8 x 12.6"). First edition of this revised edition of Old Decorative Maps and Charts by A.L. Humphreys. Mr. Skelton was the Superintendent of the Map Room at the British Museum when he published this work. 84 images in color and b/w, 80 text pages. Hardbound in red cloth, titled in gilt on spine. The dust jacket features Danckerts's Novi Belgii... and is protected by a plastic cover. Condition: Contents very good with light toning along sheet edges and minor wear to dust jacket.
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