"Collecting Antique Maps - An Introduction to the History of Cartography", Potter, Jonathan
Period: 1999 (published)
Color: Printed Color
8.9 x 12.1 inches
22.6 x 30.7 cm
This is a revised edition of this very nice introduction to collecting antique maps. Text and illustrations, many in color, cover all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. The book is divided into five sections: Looking at Maps deals with collecting - how to look at antique maps and starting a collection; Mapping the World and Its Countries focuses on the great variety of antique maps, charts, plans, and globes; Globes, Curiosities and Miniatures looks at maps and globes with a difference - maps as objects, celestial and thematic maps and maps of amusement; Nineteenth Century Cartography, new to this edition, discusses the maps of this trending century of cartography; and Map Collecting Today, also new to this edition, provides information and resources to novice and experienced collectors alike. Hardbound in green with gilt title on spine. Illustrated dust jacket. 207 pages.
Contents tight with very minor shelf wear to the covers and dust jacket.