"[Lot of 2] Antique Maps [and] The Image of the World - 20 Centuries of World Maps",
Period: 1993-94 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A. Antique Maps, by Carl Moreland and David Bannister, published 1993 (7.4 x 9.8"). This is the first paperback edition of this invaluable reference that covers map-making, cartographers, and collecting. The book lays out the history of map-making methods from the late 15th century onward. Brief biographies of the major map-makers are included. It also provides advice for the collector on the practical aspects of collecting and care. Illustrations in B&W (168) and color (8) in 326 pages, including bibliography and index. Illustrated paperback covers. Condition: Contents are very good with just a hint of soiling along the edges of some pages. Covers have light soiling and minor wear. (B+)
B. The Image of the World - 20 Centuries of World Maps, by Peter Whitfield, published 1994 (10.6 x 11.6"). This is an overview of the history of world maps, with 50 illustrations of important maps, nearly all in color. There is a lengthy and informative essay centered on each illustrated map. Hardbound in black with title in gilt on spine, dust jacket, 144 pp. Condition: Contents are near fine with just a hint of toning along the sheet edges. Covers have very minor shelf wear. Dust jacket also has minor shelf wear and a bit of sunning along the top. (A)
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