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Auction 158, Lot 465

"American Maps and Mapmakers - Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century", Ristow, Walter W.

Subject: References

Period: 1985 (published)


Color: Black & White

10.3 x 8.9 inches
26.2 x 22.6 cm

An essential reference book for enthusiasts of 19th century American cartography that uses 28 chapters and 212 illustrations to document the publishing history and obstacles encountered in mapping the fast growing country. Dr. Ristow, former Chief of the Map Division of the Library of Congress, has condensed an enormous amount of personal knowledge and information to present to us a wide range of American maps appearing in the post-Revolutionary War era. Hardbound in brown cloth with title on spine an an illustrated dust jacket.


Condition: A

Contents tight with minor shelf wear to the covers. The dust jacket is sunned along the spine and has a number of small chips and tears.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/22/2016