"[Lot of 2] A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History from the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War [and] Proceedings of the Vinland Map Conference",
Period: 1969-71 (published)
Color: Black & White
A. A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History from the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War, by Emerson D. Fite and Archibald Freeman, published 1969 (10.0 x 14.4"). 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 in brown cloth with gilt title on spine. Compiled and edited by Emerson D. Fite & Archibald Freeman, Arno Press, New York, 1969. Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition of 1926. Condition: Contents very good with a hint of toning along the sheets' edges. There is minor wear to the spine.
B. Proceedings of the Vinland Map Conference, by Wilcomb E. Washburn, published 1971, black & white (8.8 x 11.3"). A comprehensive chronicle of the debate surrounding the then controversial Vinland Map. If genuine, the Vinland Map, believed to be printed mid-15th Century, is the only known pre-Columbian map showing the existence of North America. Includes a two-page plate of the Vinland Map and several black & white illustrations. Edited by Washburn and published for the Newberry Library by The University of Chicago Press. Maroon cloth and blue boards, with dust jacket. 185pp. Condition: Covers fine and contents very good with a hint of toning on some sheets. There are a couple of short tears on the dust jacket.
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