"[Lot of 2] The Exploration of North America 1630-1776 [and] The Cartography of North America 1500-1800",
Period: 1974-87 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A. The Exploration of North America 1630-1776, by W.P. Cumming, S.E. Hillier, D.B. Quinn, and G. Williams, published 1974 (9.2 x 12.2"). This reference was written by four experts in American history and cartography. The book is a follow-up to The Discovery of North America, presenting a well documented and meticulous survey of European expansion in the New World, featuring eye-witness accounts and narratives of the explorers and settlers. Each chapter contains a historical survey of the opening up of new land and the main exploration routes. 272 pp, 400 illustrations, 47 in full color. Hardbound in original green cloth with gilt title on spine, and pictorial dust jacket. Condition: Contents very good with minor toning along the sheets' edges and a hint of soiling on some of the pages. There is light sunning along the spine, and the dust jacket has minor wear and a short tear on the front. (B+)
B. The Cartography of North America 1500-1800, by Pierluigi Portinaro and Franco Knirsch, published 1987 (9.8 x 13.1"). This essential and nicely illustrated cartographic reference is filled with biographical sketches of major cartographers. It presents reproductions of authentic maps from the first three centuries of the mapping of North America reflecting an unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement, and fierce colonial rivalry. 320 pp. containing 180 extensively captioned maps, nearly all in full-color and over 90 supplementary illustrations. Published by Chartwell Books, Edison NJ, 1987. Hardbound in blue cloth with a dust jacket. Condition: Contents and covers fine. (A)
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