"[Lot of 3] Maps and Map-Makers [and] Country Life Book of Antique Maps An Introduction to the History of Maps and How to Appreciate Them [and] Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, Africa, the Orient",
Period: 1970-89 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A. Maps and Map-Makers, by R.V. Tooley, published 1970 (7.6 x 10.1"). This is the fourth edition of this standard work for any collector's library. It provides information on the principal map makers and publishers throughout the history of cartography. 140 pp. with 104 illustrations, many colored. Hardbound in orange cloth with dust jacket. Condition: Contents fine with some minor wear to the book's edges. There are a some small chips and tears to the lightly soiled dust jacket.
B. Country Life Book of Antique Maps An Introduction to the History of Maps and How to Appreciate Them, by Jonathan Potter, published 1989 (8.8 x 12.1"). This reference is a good introduction to collecting antique maps for the newer collector. It is beautifully illustrated, mostly in color. Covering all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. Hard bound in cloth with dust jacket. Gilt title at spine. 192pp, including index. Condition: Contents fine with a small amount of wear to cover and dust jacket. There is a stain on the dust jacket at top right on the front cover and some minor soiling.
C. Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, Africa, the Orient, by Douglas Gohm, published 1972 (9.6 x 12.9"). This fine overview of antique maps features brief biographies of major cartographers. It covers a very wide selections of maps from the 15th to the 19th centuries. 128 pp., nearly 170 illustrations, 65 in full color. First edition, London issue. Hard bound in rust cloth with gold title and decoration on cover, with dust jacket. Condition: Contents tight with a small abrasion on the inner back cover and minor toning and a few small tears to the dust jacket.
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