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Auction 161, Lot 816

"[2 Volumes] National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library Volume Three Part One - Atlases & Cartography [and] ... Part Two...",

Subject: References

Period: 1971 (published)


Color: Black & White

7.4 x 9.9 inches
18.8 x 25.1 cm
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The Library of the National Maritime Museum originated from the printed books and atlases that formed part of the celebrated A.G.H. Macpherson collection. The library now contains over 50,000 volumes, covering every aspect of maritime affairs. It published a 7-volume set cataloging of its contents, arranged by subject. This lot contains Volume Three (in 2 parts). They describe the atlas collection contained in the Library. This wide ranging collection is arranged "into national groups according to cartographic schools" and to "list every worthwhile map and chart in the atlases cited…" Together these two volumes are dedicated to the mapmaker's art. The first volume includes 8 black and white plates, the second, 4. Quarto, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titles and flying fish decorations on the covers. Part One 654pp, Part Two 655-1166pp. Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. An important reference for any serious map collector.


Condition: B+

Contents are very good with a hint of toning on the edges of the pages. Covers are slightly bowed and have minor shelf wear.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/8/2017