"The Mapping of the World - Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700", Shirley, Rodney W.
Subject: References, World
Period: 1983 (published)
Color: Printed Color
9.5 x 13.6 inches
24.1 x 34.5 cm
This standard reference work on world maps includes 18 color-plates and hundreds of black and white illustrations, each with a detailed description and carto-bibliography. The scholarship behind this work is unparalleled, providing comprehensive information about each map. 669 pages, extensive index, and appendices. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt and black titling at spine. No dust jacket.
The contents are clean and bright with some creasing mostly along the gutter at top and bottom. Covers are moderately bumped along the bottom edge and there is light dampstaining along top edge. The rear joint is starting.