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Auction 175, Lot 704

"American Maps and Mapmakers - Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century", Ristow, Walter W.

Subject: References, United States of America

Period: 1986 (published)


Color: Black & White

10.4 x 9 inches
26.4 x 22.9 cm
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This is an essential reference book for enthusiasts of 19th century American cartography that uses 28 chapters and 212 illustrations to document the publishing history and obstacles encountered in mapping the fast growing country. Dr. Ristow, former Chief of the Map Division of the Library of Congress, has condensed an enormous amount of personal knowledge and information to present to us a wide range of American maps appearing in the post-Revolutionary War era. Hardbound in brown cloth with title on spine an an illustrated dust jacket protected by a Mylar sleeve. 488 pp.


Condition: A

Contents and covers are near fine with minor toning along the edges of the text block. Dust jacket is sunned along the spine.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/13/2019