"[Lot of 2] The Italians and the Creation of America... [and] America - Das Fruhe Bild der Neuen Welt",
Period: 1980-92 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A. The Italians and the Creation of America - An Exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library, by Samuel J. Hough, published 1980 (9.0 x 11.8"). This is an exhibition catalog compiled by Samuel J. Hough. The exhibition traces the rebirth of the science of geography in the Renaissance; the voyages of the great Italian explorers; and the role of the Italian cartographers and printers. Drawing on the superb resources of the John Carter Brown Library, the show includes books, prints, maps, and other ephemera. 83 pp., 2 color plates and 29 monochrome illustrations. Paperback. Condition: Wrappers are starting to separate. Spine is sunned with some light soiling. (B+)
B. America - Das Fruhe Bild der Neuen Welt, by Hans Wolff, published 1992 (11.4 x 10.8"). This German-language reference is a beautifully illustrated scholarly discussion of early maps that show the New World. It discusses the evolution of many aspects of geography and cartography. Edited by Hans Wolff, on behalf of the Bavarian State Library. 90 splendid illustrations in color and 92 in duotone. 192 pp. Illustrated soft covers. Condition: Contents are tight. Covers have minor shelf wear. (A)
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