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Auction 156, Lot 832

"[Lot of 2] The Mapping of America [and] Maps and Map-Makers", Tooley, R. V.

Subject: References

Period: 1987-88 (published)



See Description

A. The Mapping of America, published 1988, black & white (7.4 x 10.2"). An excellent reference work detailing the cartographic history of North America. Essays on French mapping of the Americas, California as an island, Smith's map of Virginia and its many derivatives, marine surveys of James Cook, City Plans, Jansson-Visscher maps of New England, mapping the Great Lakes, and maps of America in various editions of Ortelius' Theatrum. 519 pages, with 179 uncolored illustrations, hardbound in blue buckram, with illustrated dust jacket.

B. Maps and Map-Makers, published 1987, printed color (7.6 x 10.2"). This is the seventh edition of this standard work for any collector's library. It provides information on the principal map makers and publishers throughout the history of cartography. 140 pp. with 104 illustrations, many colored. Hardbound in brown cloth with illustrated dust jacket.


Condition: A

Interiors are pristine. Dust jacket of <i>The Mapping of America</i> has a few small tears and chips along spine at top.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/17/2016