Auction 165, Lot 798

"[Book and Portfolio] A Description of the Country Virginia's Cartographers and Their Maps 1607-1881",

Subject: References

Period: 1975 (published)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
14.5 x 11.3 inches
36.8 x 28.7 cm

E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra wrote the accompanying text for this portfolio focusing on the cartographic history of Virginia. Published by the Virginia State Library, it includes facsimile reproductions of 9 maps on 20 sheets, 5 of which are in color. Among the maps are Captain John Smith's Virginia, the Fry-Jefferson map of 1775, and Captain Peter S. Michie's startlingly accurate manuscript survey of Richmond. According to the preface, "This portfolio is not intended to be a collection of cartographic museum pieces for decorative purposes; rather it attempts to show the evolutionary development of a vital branch of science." The maps are contained in a paper portfolio with an illustrated cover. The book (5.5 x 8.4") features in-depth essays on each map. Paperback, 130 pages.

References:

Condition: B+

Maps are in very good condition with minor extraneous creasing and a couple short edge tears. Portfolio has light shelf wear, and both portfolio and book covers are lightly sunned.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $95

Closed on 11/15/2017

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