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Auction 171, Lot 778


"Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography with Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries", Nordenskiold, Nils Adolf E.

Subject: References, Facsimile Atlas

Period: 1973 (published)


Color: Black & White

10.9 x 15.8 inches
27.7 x 40.1 cm
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This is a reprint of Nordenskiold's highly important and useful work, which was the first systematic approach to the study of cartographic history. Translated by Johan Adolf Ekelof and Clements R. Markham with a new introduction written by J. B. Post and a glossary of cities. Reproduces 169 of the most important maps printed before 1600, including the complete 1400 edition of Ptolemy. This is a wonderful reference atlas of significant maps. 141 pp., plus 102 plates. Soft pictorial covers.


Condition: A

Contents are very good with a couple minor creases. Covers have minor shelf wear.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/6/2019