Auction 162, Lot 794


"[Lot of 3] Maps and Map-Makers [and] The Story of Maps [and] The Mapmakers",

Subject: References

Period: 1949-81 (published)



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A. Maps and Map-Makers, by R.V. Tooley, published 1949, printed color (7.6 x 10.0"). This is the first edition of this standard work for any collector's library. It provides information on the principal map makers and publishers throughout the history of cartography. 128 pp. with 95 illustrations, many in color. Hardbound in orange cloth with an illustrated dust jacket. Condition: Contents very good with minor toning along the edges. Hinge is starting. Covers have minor wear, and there are some tears in the cloth on the spine. There is light wear to the dust jacket, with a few light damp stains on the spine.

B. The Story of Maps, by Lloyd A. Brown, published 1949, printed color (7.5 x 10.3"). In this terrific reference, Brown skillfully tells about the leading part that maps have played in the drama of human history. Brown was the map curator at University of Michigan and librarian at the Peabody Institute. Published by Little, Brown and Company. 397 pp., illustrated, with notes, bibliography, and index. Hardbound in green cloth, illustrated with a cordiform world map surrounded by windheads. Condition: Contents very good with a hint of toning along the edges. There is some minor scattered foxing on the endpapers. Covers have light shelf wear.

C. The Mapmakers, by John Noble Wilford, published 1981, black & white (6.9 x 9.6"). This reference serves as a comprehensive history of the great pioneers in cartography from antiquity to the Space Age. It traces the discoveries and technical ingenuity used in mapping first the surface of the globe, then the earth's interior, the oceans' floors, and finally the moon and the planets. 39 black and white illustrations. Hardbound with an illustrated dust jacket wrapped in Mylar, 414 pp, includes a bibliography and index. Condition: Contents tight with light shelf wear on the covers. There is light soiling and shelf wear on the dust jacket.


Condition: B+

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Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 4/26/2017