Auction 154, Lot 806

"The History of Cartography Volume One - Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean", Harley, J.B.

Subject: References

Period: 1987 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8.8 x 11.3 inches
22.4 x 28.7 cm

The inaugural volume in this series of books relating the history of maps and mapping worldwide from prehistory to present. J.B. Harley and Davis Woodward, together with an international team of specialists, compiled this scholarly work on the development of cartography as a science and an art. This volume presents an in depth overview of mapping in Europe and the Mediterranean basin from its earliest manifestations through the High Middle Ages. There are essays on petroglyph maps, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine maps, portolan charts, and much more. Amply illustrated in color and black and white. 599 pp. Hardbound in gray buckram with dust jacket.


Condition: A

Contents and covers fine with just a touch of wear to the dust jacket. A bookplate on the inside front cover identifies this as formerly part of the collection of David Jolly.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2015