"The Mapping of the World - Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700", Shirley, Rodney W.
Period: 1983 (published)
Color: Printed Color
9.9 x 13.6 inches
25.1 x 34.5 cm
This standard reference work on world maps includes 18 color-plates and hundreds of black and white illustrations, each with a detailed description and carto-bibliography. The scholarship behind this work is unparalleled, providing comprehensive information about each map. 669 pages, extensive index and appendices. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt and black titling at spine, with illustrated dust jacket.
Text is pristine. Covers are lightly sunned with a small stain at the top edge of the front cover, and the dust jacket has some small tears, chips and abrasions.