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Auction 181, Lot 760


"[Lot of 3] The Cartography of North America 1500-1800 [and] United States Coastal Charts 1783-1861 [and] Atlas of the North American Indian",

Subject: References, North America

Period: 1984-87 (published)



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A. The Cartography of North America 1500-1800, by Pierluigi Portinaro and Franco Knirsch, published 1987, printed color (9.8 x 13.0"). This essential and nicely illustrated cartographic reference includes biographical sketches of major cartographers. It presents reproductions of authentic maps from the first three centuries of the mapping of North America reflecting "an unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement, and fierce colonial rivalry." 320 pp. containing 180 extensively captioned maps, nearly all in full-color, and over 90 supplementary illustrations. Published by Facts on File,Inc. Condition: Contents are clean and tight. Covers have very minor wear. (A)

B. United States Coastal Charts 1783-1861, by Peter J. Guthorn, published 1984, black & white (9.3 x 12.3"). This interesting reference is the first in-depth study of American coastal charts in the years between the American Revolution and the Civil War. It features approximately 200 charts. 4to. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. Marbled endpapers and pictorial dust jacket. 224 pp. Condition: Like new. (A+)

C. Atlas of the North American Indian, by Carl Waldman, published 1985, printed color (8.7 x 11.3"). This book presents a European view of Indians as revealed through their maps. Maps and illustrations by Molly Braun. It covers the history, culture, and tribal locations of Indian peoples in the United States and Canada from ancient times to the present. Published by Facts on File, 276 pp., over 100 two-color maps. A well researched and abundantly illustrated work. Hardbound with an illustrated dust jacket. Condition: Like new. (A+)



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Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $45

Closed on 2/10/2021