Auction 149, Lot 765

"[Lot of 2] Maps and Prints for Pleasure and Investment [and] Investing in Maps",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1969-78 (published)


Color: Printed Color

See Description

A. Maps and Prints for Pleasure and Investment, by D.C. Gohm, published 1978 (6.8 x 9.6"). Beautifully illustrated book that provides new collectors of maps and prints a good over-view of the subject. 78 illustrations in color and B&W. It features a helpful glossary. Hardbound in maroon cloth, 196 pages, plus an index.

B. Investing in Maps, by Roger Baynton-Williams, published 1969 (8.6 x 12.1"). This 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 While the market values are now quite outdated, the book provides an excellent overview of the various factors affecting value. 160 pages, 16 full-page color reproductions, and many other black and white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 protected by a plastic cover.


Condition: A

Both books are near fine. The second book has slight wear on the dust jacket.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $35

Closed on 5/21/2014