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Auction 167, Lot 455


"Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography with Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries", Nordenskiold, Nils Adolf E.

Subject: References

Period: 1973 (published)


Color: Black & White

11 x 15.9 inches
27.9 x 40.4 cm
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This is a reprint of Nordenskiold's highly important and useful work, which was the first systematic approach to the study of cartographic history. Translated by Johan Adolf Ekelof and Clements R. Markham with a new introduction written by J. B. Post and a glossary of cities. Reproduces 169 of the most important maps printed before 1600, including the complete 1400 edition of Ptolemy. This is a wonderful reference atlas of significant maps. 141 pp., plus 102 plates. Soft pictorial covers.


Condition: B

Contents good with minor toning along sheets' edges and some pages near the back with minor creasing. There is moderate wear and tear to the covers, with light sunning and soiling.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $55

Closed on 3/28/2018