"[Lot of 2] The Map Book [and] Maps and Map-Makers",
Period: 1978-2005 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A) The Map Book, by Peter Barber, published 2005 (10.2 x 11.7”). Barber, Head of Map Collections at the British Library, charts the march of civilization through 175 maps spanning four millennia, from prehistoric maps etched in stone to modern digital maps. The illustrations are accompanied by essays written by leading map historians. 360 pages illustrated in full color. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt titles on spine and an illustrated dustjacket. Condition: Near fine with slightly bumped corners.
B) Maps and Map-Makers, by R.V. Tooley, published 1978 (7.6 x 10.0"). Sixth edition of this important standard work for any collector's library. Provides information on the principal map makers and publishers throughout the history of cartography. This edition includes a new introduction and up-to-date lists of authoritative references at the ends of chapters. 140 pages with 104 illustrations, in both black & white and color. Hardbound in cream cloth with gilt titles on spine and an illustrated dustjacket. Condition: Contents and covers are near fine. Dust jacket has light soiling and minor shelf wear.
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