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Auction 167, Lot 456


"Printed Maps of the British Isles 1650-1750", Shirley, Rodney W.

Subject: References

Period: 1988 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.9 x 11.1 inches
22.6 x 28.2 cm

This is a sequel of sorts to Shirley's classic reference tracing the early cartographic history of the British Isles. Whereas his book covering 1477 to 1650 was organized chronologically, this volume is organized by cartographer from anonymous cartographers and Pieter van der Aa to Frederick de Wit. It covers more than 280 maps in all, many of them accompanied by B&W illustrations. The book also includes brief biographical sketches of nearly 70 notable cartographers, 6 appendices, and 3 indexes. An invaluable reference for collectors of maps of the U.K. Hardbound in golden-tan cloth with gilt titles on the spine and an illustrated dust jacket. 168 pp.


Condition: A

Contents and covers tight with very minor shelf wear. Dust jacket has a hint of sunning across the top.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/28/2018