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Auction 164, Lot 791


"Old Maps and Their Makers Considered from the Historical & Decorative Standpoints a Survey of a Huge Subject in a Small Space",

Subject: References

Period: 1926 (published)


Color: Printed Color

5.6 x 8.2 inches
14.2 x 20.8 cm

This is the revised second edition of Louis A. Holman's brief but insightful overview of the art of cartography. It discusses many notable cartographers, including Ptolemy, Ortelius, Blaeu, and Speed. The book contains 20 illustrations, many of which are in color. Published in Boston by Charles Eliot Goodspeed, a legend on the American antiquarian book scene. Hardbound, 60 pp.


Condition: B

Contents good with damp stains along the pages' bottom edges. The hinge is starting. There is shelf wear and damp stains on the covers.

Estimate: $25 - $45

Sold for: $35

Closed on 9/13/2017