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Auction 181, Lot 762

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

Subject: References, United States

Period: 1985 (published)


Color: Black & White

10.3 x 8.8 inches
26.2 x 22.4 cm

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: B+

Contents are very good with minor cockling along the bottom edge of the text. Dust jacket is sunned along the spine and has a 3" tear at top.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/10/2021