Auction 159, Lot 771

"Old Decorative Maps and Charts", Humphreys, A.L.

Subject: References

Period: 1926 (published)


Color: Printed Color

10 x 12.4 inches
25.4 x 31.5 cm

This is a special limited edition copy (#2 out of just 100 copies) published by Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London, 1926. It is an excellent and sought after reference compiled from maps in the MacPherson Collection, one of the finest collections in existence. Seventy-nine maps are reproduced, including 19 full-color (1 folding) tipped in, and a catalogue of atlases 1477-1875. 4to, three quarter vellum over brown cloth boards with gilt titles on the spine. Printed on quality rag stock.


Condition: B+

Contents are very good with faint toning along some sheet's edges and minor scattered foxing mainly confined to the endpapers. There is minor wear and soiling to the covers.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016