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Auction 181, Lot 756

"[Lot of 2] Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers [and] Collecting Antique Maps - An Introduction to the History of Cartography",

Subject: References

Period: 1979-99 (published)



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A. Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, by R.V. Tooley, published 1979, black & white (7.5 x 10.6"). This essential reference includes information on approximately 20,000 cartographers, engravers, and publishers active from the early history of cartography through the 19th century. It is based on the unfinished series published by Map Collector's Circle between 1965 and 1975, now completed, revised, and expanded for publication in one useful volume. The book features 91 black & white illustrations. 684 pp. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt titles on front cover and spine and an illustrated dust jacket protected by Mylar. Condition: Contents are near fine. Covers have minor shelf wear. Dust jacket has light wear and soiling.

B. Collecting Antique Maps - An Introduction to the History of Cartography, by Jonathan Potter, published 1999, printed color (8.8 x 12.1"). This is a revised edition of this very nice introduction to collecting antique maps. Text and illustrations, many in color, cover all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. The book is divided into five sections: Looking at Maps deals with collecting - how to look at antique maps and starting a collection; Mapping the World and Its Countries focuses on the great variety of antique maps, charts, plans, and globes; Globes, Curiosities and Miniatures looks at maps and globes with a difference - maps as objects, celestial and thematic maps and maps of amusement; Nineteenth Century Cartography, new to this edition, discusses the maps of this trending century of cartography; and Map Collecting Today, also new to this edition, provides information and resources to novice and experienced collectors alike. Hardbound in green with gilt title on spine. Illustrated dust jacket. 207 pages. Condition: Contents are clean and tight. Corners are slightly bumped.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $95

Closed on 2/10/2021