"[Lot of 3] World - An Excerpt from the British Museum Catalogue... [and] London - An Excerpt from the British Museum Catalogue... [and] The Geography and Map Division...",
Period: 1967-75 (published)
Color: Black & White
A. World - An Excerpt from the British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans Photolithographic Edition to 1964, by the Trustees of the British Museum, published 1967 (8.9 x 13.3"). This in-depth catalog lists the cartographic materials in the British Museum that depict the world. In addition to general atlases, maps, and charts, it is divided into specific categories such as maps for the blind, meteorological maps, political maps, religious maps, charts covering sea wrecks, and more. A number of informative appendices are also included. Tan paper covers.
B. London - An Excerpt from the British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans Photolithographic Edition to 1964, by the Trustees of the British Museum, published 1967 (8.9 x 13.3"). This comprehensive catalog covers the maps, plans, and views in the British Museum of London and its immediate surroundings. The helpful table of contents is subdivided into remarkably specific subcategories for collectors interested in certain sites, locales, historical events, etc. Light blue paper covers.
C. The Geography and Map Division - A Guide to Its Collections and Services, by Library of Congress, published 1975 (7.9 x 10.3"). This interesting reference provides an overview of the various special collections in the Hall of Maps and Charts in the Library of Congress. Among the collections detailed are the Post-Revolutionary War Period, Civil War Maps, the Oriental Map Collection, Globes, and more. The book is illustrated throughout with black & white images of maps drawn from the collections. The book includes a preface written by Walter W. Ristow, Chief of the Geography and Map Division, an introduction, and a note on the inner workings of the Geography and Map Division. Paperback with illustrated covers.
Contents in all three books are fine. There is minor wear and soiling on each book's covers. Both the British Museum catalogues feature light toning on the covers as well.