Auction 155, Lot 780


"[Lot of 2] The History of Topographical Maps - Symbols, Pictures and Surveys [and] The City in Maps: Urban Mapping to 1900",

Subject: References

Period: 1980-87 (published)


Color: Printed Color

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A. The History of Topographical Maps - Symbols, Pictures and Surveys, by P.D.A. Harvey, published 1980 (7.5 x 10.2"). This informative reference book covers the evolution of topographical maps from surprisingly "modern" and scientific ancient Babylonian tablets to surprisingly "primitive" 19th century maps of the Marshall Islands. 199 pp. with 116 illustrations, 10 of which are in color. Hardbound in blue cloth boards and illustrated paper covers with gilt stamp on cover and gilt title on spine. Condition: Contents fine and covers very good with some minor sunning and wear.

B. The City in Maps: Urban Mapping to 1900, by James Elliot, published 1987 (7.5 x 9.7"). This fascinating reference takes a comprehensive look at the history of urban cartography. Medieval city plans, Braun and Hogenberg's work, the urban maps made during the Industrial Revolution, and medical maps are among the many topics covered here. 88 pp. with 75 illustrations culled from the British Library collection, some of which appear in color. Paperback with pictorial covers. Condition: Contents fine with minor wear to the cover.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $55 - $75

Sold for: $37

Closed on 11/18/2015