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Auction 152, Lot 800

"The Mapmaker's Art - An Illustrated History of Cartography", Goss, John

Subject: References

Period: 1993 (published)


Color: Printed Color

10.9 x 14.9 inches
27.7 x 37.8 cm
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With over 380 classic and exquisite illustrations, of which 300 are in color (and some foldouts), this book examines every aspect of cartography from the coastal charts carved on driftwood and bone by the Inuit people of Greenland to the trigonometrical methods employed by the Ordnance Survey in 19th century Britain. It offers a complete guide to more than 3,000 years of cartography. Hardbound in black buckram with title in gold on spine, dust jacket. 376 pp. One of the most beautiful books on maps ever produced.


Condition: A+

In original publisher's shrink wrap.

Estimate: $80 - $110

Sold for: $65

Closed on 2/18/2015