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Auction 153, Lot 786


"[Lot of 3] Maps and Map-Makers [and] Antique Maps for the Collector [and] Maps & Man - An Examination of Cartography in Relation to Culture and Civilization",

Subject: References

Period: 1970-72 (published)



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A. Maps and Map-Makers, by R.V. Tooley, published 1970, printed color (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. Spine has very faint wear and the dust jacket has minor soiling and wear.

B. Antique Maps for the Collector, by Richard van de Gohm, published 1972, printed color (7.6 x 9.6"). This work is a concise history of cartography, with an examination of the major European cartographers from the 14th to the 18th centuries. The book also discusses printing and coloring techniques, restoration, identification, starting a collection, and includes a glossary of map makers. Illustrated with more than 130 images (some in color), 160 pp. First American edition, published by The MacMillan Co. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. Condition: Contents near fine with faint toning along the top of the pages. There is a small chip at top on the back of the dust jacket.

C. Maps & Man - An Examination of Cartography in Relation to Culture and Civilization, by Norman J.W. Thrower, published 1972, black & white (5.9 x 9.0"). This informative reference traces man's scientific and cultural development through the medium of the map. Focusing on maps rather than map-making, the book begins with primitive examples and ends with maps from the 19th century. It includes 70 black and white images, 184 pp. Paperback with an illustrated cover. Condition: Contents fine. There is slight wear to the covers.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $55

Closed on 5/20/2015