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Auction 166, Lot 758


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

Subject: References

Period: 1925 (published)


Color: Printed Color

5.5 x 8 inches
14 x 20.3 cm
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This is the first 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. Paperback, 52 pages.


Condition: B

Contents very good with minor soiling on a few pages. Covers are sunned and chipped with tears along the spine and a damp stain at top.

Estimate: $25 - $45

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/14/2018