"[Lot of 2] Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography with Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries [and] Monumenta Cartographica with 30 Illustrations, Mostly Full-Page Including Folding and Double Plates",
Period: 1969-73 (published)
Color: Black & White
A. Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography with Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries, by A.E. Nordenskiold, published 1973 (11.0 x 16.0"). This is a reprint of Nordenskiold's highly important and useful work, which was the first systematic approach to the study of cartographic history. Translated by Johan Adolf Ekelof and Clements R. Markham with a new introduction written by J. B. Post and a glossary of cities. Reproduces 169 of the most important maps printed before 1600, including the complete 1400 edition of Ptolemy. This is a wonderful reference atlas of significant maps. 141 pp., plus 102 plates. Soft pictorial covers. Condition: Contents very good with toning along the edges of the pages. There is light wear and some minor chipping to the covers and light soiling on the back cover.
B. Monumenta Cartographica with 30 Illustrations, Mostly Full-Page Including Folding and Double Plates, by H.P. Kraus, published 1969 (8.8 x 12.2"). This is a 1969 catalogue from H.P. Kraus with 70 items and 30 accompanying black and white illustrations. Among the items listed are several individual maps of Europe and America, a few atlases, and a group of manuscript correspondence from Ortelius. A price list is tipped in at front. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt titles on the spine and gilt titles and circular world map on the cover. 97 pp. There is a supplement tucked in a pocket on the back cover, Globes and Globe-Gores - The H.P. Kraus Private Collection, with 8 of the items pictured in black and white. Soft covers. 20 pp. Condition: There is minor toning along the edges of the pages. Mildew on the covers.
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