"[Lot of 2] Christie's Collectors Guides - Antique Maps [and] The Mapping of North America - Three Centuries of Map-Making 1500-1860",
Period: 1986-90 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A. Christie's Collectors Guides - Antique Maps, by Carl Moreland and David Bannister, published 1986 (7.8 x 10.1"). This is the second edition of this invaluable reference that covers map-making, cartographers, and collecting. The books lays out the history of map-making methods from the late 15th century onwards. Brief biographies of the major map-makers are included. It also provides advice for the collector on the practical aspects of collecting and care. Illustrations in B&W (168) and color (8) in 314 pages. Hardbound in blue cloth with dust jacket.
B. The Mapping of North America - Three Centuries of Map-Making 1500-1860, by John Goss, published 1990 (10.4 x 14.4"). By focusing on the evolution of mapping, this book reveals how the perceptions of the world changed as more areas were explored. It contains many of the most important and famous maps of the Americas as well as some of the more common nineteenth century examples. 184 pp, introduction plus 85 full-page illustrations, of which 80 are in color, each with well researched information. Hardbound in cloth with illustrated dust jacket.
Interiors are pristine. Minor wear to dust jackets.