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Auction 182, Lot 815


"[Lot of 2] Collecting Old Maps [and] How to Identify Old Maps and Globes",

Subject: References

Period: 1965-98 (published)



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A) Collecting Old Maps, by Francis J. Manasek, published 1998, printed color (8.8 x 11.3"). A major reference work for those seriously interested in starting a map collection. In the preface, the author states that he is writing for people who wish to acquire collectable maps, and he therefore uses maps that are available and not too expensive as his examples. The practical book addresses the issues of forgeries, condition, identification, research, purchasing, and collection care. A valuable reference for the novice collector as well as long-time serious cartophiles. First edition. 314 pages, 250 illustrations in black and white and color. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt titles on cover and spine and an illustrated dust jacket. Condition: Near fine.

B) How to Identify Old Maps and Globes with a List of Cartographers, Engravers, Publishers and Printers..., by Raymond Lister, published 1965, black & white (7.6 x 9.9"). First edition of this excellent resource that outlines the history of maps and charts, map production, and how to date maps and documents using watermarks. It includes a section on globes and armillary spheres, as well as a most useful biographical list of cartographers, engravers, printers, and publishers from 1500-1850 that in some cases has better information than Tooley's Dictionary. 256 pages, 59 plates. Hardbound in blue cloth with illustrated dust jacket protected by Mylar. Condition: Contents are very good with a hint of toning. Dust jacket has light shelf wear.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $220

Closed on 4/28/2021