Auction 171, Lot 786

"The Mapping of the World - Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700", Shirley, Rodney W.

Subject: References, World

Period: 1983 (published)


Color: Printed Color

10 x 13.8 inches
25.4 x 35.1 cm

This standard reference work on world maps includes 18 color-plates and hundreds of black and white illustrations, each with a detailed description and carto-bibliography. The scholarship behind this work is unparalleled, providing comprehensive information about each map. 669 pages, extensive index and appendices. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt and black titling at spine, with illustrated dust jacket.


Condition: B+

Contents very good, with a hint of soiling and wear along the edges of some pages. Covers have light wear and some sunning. The joint is starting to crack at top where it meets the back cover. Dust jacket is clipped with two large chips along the spine.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/6/2019