"[Lot of 2] The Cartography of North America 1500-1800 [and] A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History",
Period: 1969-87 (published)
A. The Cartography of North America 1500-1800, Portinaro & Knirsch, published 1987, hand color (9.8 x 13.1"). This essential and nicely illustrated cartographic reference is filled with biographical sketches of major cartographers. It presents reproductions of authentic maps from the first three centuries of the mapping of North America reflecting an unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement, and fierce colonial rivalry. 320 pp. containing 180 extensively captioned maps, nearly all in full-color and over 90 supplementary illustrations. Published by Chartwell Books, Edison NJ, 1987. Hardbound in blue cloth with dust jacket.
B. A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History from the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War, Fite & Freeman, published 1969, black & white (10.1 x 14.5"). An excellent study of American cartographic developments in 74 selected maps made between 1474 and 1825. These maps provide a unique view of an important stage in the growth of America. Each map has an accompanying essay describing its background and historical importance. Illustrated in black and white, 299 pages, hardbound with gilt title on front cover and spine. Compiled and edited by Emerson D. Fite & Archibald Freeman, Arno Press, New York, 1969. Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition of 1926.
Near new condition with minor wear to dust jackets.