"[Lot of 3] Investing in Maps [and] Maps and Prints for Pleasure and Investment [and] The Shape of the World",
Period: 1969-91 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A. Maps and Prints for Pleasure and Investment, by D.C. Gohm, published 1978 (6.8 x 9.6"). Beautifully illustrated book that provides new collectors of maps and prints a good over-view of the subject. 78 illustrations in color and B&W. It features a helpful glossary. Hardbound in maroon cloth with illustrated dust jacket, 196 pages, plus an index.
B. Investing in Maps, by Roger Baynton-Williams, published 1969 (8.6 x 12.1"). This comprehensive guide discusses the range of maps that can be found on the market and approximate indications of their values, with descriptions of the methods by which they were made, and the men who made them. While the market values are now quite outdated, the book provides an excellent overview of the various factors affecting value. 160 pages, 16 full-page color reproductions, and many other black and white illustrations. Hardbound in blue cloth, gold titling on spine, with illustrated dust jacket.
C. The Shape of the World, by Simon Berthon & Andrew Robinson, published 1991 (10.0 x 11.3"). This is the British edition of this book, a companion to the television mini-series of the same title focused on the history of map-making and how humanity came to know the contours of the earth. It was published by George Philip Ltd. in association with IBM, with an introduction that notes the computer company's commitment to the environment. 192 pages, with a plethora of images, many in color, spanning from early maps to photographs taken from space. Hardbound in blue cloth with illustrated dust jacket.
Interiors are excellent. Dust jacket to <i>Investing in Maps</i> has a couple of short tears and a crease on back.