"[Lot of 2] Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, Africa, the Orient [and] Early Maps",
Period: 1972-81 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A. Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, Africa, the Orient, by Douglas Gohm, published 1972 (9.6 x 12.9"). This fine overview of antique maps features brief biographies of major cartographers. It covers a very wide selections of maps from the 15th to the 19th centuries. 128 pp., nearly 170 illustrations, 65 in full color. Hardbound in rust cloth with gold title and decoration on cover and an illustrated dust jacket. Condition: Contents very good, although hinge is starting. Covers bumped at corners with minor shelf wear. The dust jacket has light shelf wear and a damp stain at bottom. (B)
B. Early Maps, by Tony Campbell, published 1981 (12.3 x 15.3"). This reference book contains an array of early maps, municipal plans, and sea charts from the 13th century to the 1850s. Each plate is accompanied by information on the cartographer and an explanation of the political developments and geographical discoveries that influenced the map's design. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt letters on spine and illustrated original dust-wrapper. 148 pp., 68 color plates, several foldouts. Condition: Contents and covers near fine. The dust jacket has minor soiling and shelf wear. (A)
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