"A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History from the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War", Fite & Freeman
Period: 1969 (published)
Color: Black & White
10.1 x 14.5 inches
25.7 x 36.8 cm
An excellent study of American cartographic developments in 74 selected maps made between 1474 and 1825. These maps provide a unique view of an important stage in the growth of America. Each map has an accompanying essay describing its background and historical importance. Illustrated in black and white, 299 pages, hardbound with gilt title on spine and an illustrated dust jacket protected by Mylar. Compiled and edited by Emerson D. Fite & Archibald Freeman, Arno Press, New York, 1969. Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition of 1926.
Text is very good with a hint of toning along the sheet edges. There is a light damp stain on the fore-edge that is not visible on the pages themselves. Covers are slightly bumped, and there is light shelf wear on the dust jacket.