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Auction 180, Lot 824

First Four Available Volumes of This Comprehensive Reference Series

"[4 Volumes in 8 Books] The History of Cartography Volume One [and] Volume Two, Books 1-3 [and] Volume Three, Parts 1 & 2 [and] Volume Six, Parts 1 & 2",

Subject: References

Period: 1987-2015 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8.8 x 11.3 inches
22.4 x 28.7 cm
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This lot includes the first four of the available volumes of the remarkable The History of Cartography series, considered an essential reference on the history of cartographic refinement and a terrific source of expert knowledge. The series is organized by region and time period, and takes into consideration the context of the societies that made and used the maps discussed. Each volume is extensively illustrated with color and black and white reproductions that show examples of each discussion in tremendous detail. 8vo, hardbound in gray cloth with gilt titles on the spine and illustrated dust jackets. Published by the University of Chicago Press.

Volume One, edited by J.B. Harley and David Woodward, covers Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. 599 pages.
The three books of Volume Two, edited by Harley, Woodward, and G. Malcolm Lewis, focus on Asian cartography. Book One, 579 pages.; Book Two, 970 pages.; Book Three, 639 pages.
Volume Three, edited by Woodward and spanning two books, discusses Cartography in the Age of Renaissance and Discovery. Parts 1 and 2 combined, 2180 pages.
Finally, Volume Six, edited by Mark Monmonier and spanning two books, zeroes in on 20th-century cartography. Parts 1 and 2 combined, 1906 pages.

Volume Four, Cartography in the European Enlightenment, was published earlier this year and is not included here. Volume Five, Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, has not yet been published.


Condition: A

Near fine.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 11/18/2020