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Auction 166, Lot 759

"Old Decorative Maps and Charts", Humphreys, A.L.

Subject: References

Period: 1926 (published)


Color: Printed Color

10 x 12.6 inches
25.4 x 32 cm
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This is the first limited edition (#663 out of 1,500 copies) published by Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London, 1926. It is an excellent and sought after reference compiled from maps in the MacPherson Collection, one of the finest collections in existence. Seventy-nine maps are reproduced, including 19 full-color (1 folding) tipped in, and a catalogue of atlases 1477-1875. 4to, hardbound in gilt embossed, red cloth boards, wrapped in protective plastic.


Condition: B

Contents are lightly toned, and the text block is a little loose. Spine is sunned, and the covers have light shelf wear.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/14/2018