"Collecting Old Maps", Manasek, F.J.
Period: 1998 (published)
Color: Printed Color
8.8 x 11.3 inches
22.4 x 28.7 cm
A major reference work for those seriously interested in starting a map collection. In the preface, the author states that he is writing for people who wish to acquire collectable maps, and he therefore uses maps that are available and not too expensive as his examples. The practical book addresses the issues of forgeries, condition, identification, research, purchasing, and collection care. A valuable reference for the novice collector as well as long-time serious collector. First edition, signed by the author. 314 pp., 250 illustrations in black and white and color. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt titles on cover and spine and an illustrated dust jacket.
Contents tight with minor wear to dust jacket.