Auction 168, Lot 741


"The Cartography of North America 1500-1800", Portinaro & Knirsch

Subject: References

Period: 1987 (published)


Color: Printed Color

9.8 x 13 inches
24.9 x 33 cm

This essential and nicely illustrated cartographic reference is filled with biographical sketches of major cartographers. It presents reproductions of authentic maps from the first three centuries of the mapping of North America reflecting an unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement, and fierce colonial rivalry. 320 pp. containing 180 extensively captioned maps, nearly all in full-color and over 90 supplementary illustrations. Published by Chartwell Books, Edison NJ, 1987. Hardbound in blue cloth with an illustrated dust jacket.


Condition: A

Text is tight and covers are very good with just minor shelf wear. The dust jacket has a couple short tears and minor soiling and wear.

Estimate: $45 - $65

Sold for: $27

Closed on 6/6/2018