Auction 149, Lot 767

"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 13.7 inches
24.9 x 34.8 cm

This standard reference work on world maps includes 18 color-plates and hundreds of black and white illustrations, each with a detailed description and carto-bibliography. The scholarship behind this work is unparalleled, providing comprehensive information about each map. 669 pages, extensive index and appendices. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt and black titling at spine and illustrated dust jacket. Slips into a matching red slipcase. An absolutely essential reference work.


Condition: B+

Internally very clean with some minor wear to covers, spine and dust jacket. The slipcase is structurally sound with some minor surface abrasions.

Estimate: $550 - $750

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/21/2014