"Collecting Antique Maps - An Introduction to the History of Cartography", Potter, Jonathan
Period: 2001 (published)
Color: Printed Color
8.9 x 12.1 inches
22.6 x 30.7 cm
This is the second revised edition of this very nice introduction to collecting antique maps. Text and illustrations, many in color, cover all parts of the world from about 1500 to 1850. The book is divided into five sections: Looking at Maps introduces the basics of antique maps and collecting; Mapping the World and Its Countries; Globes, Curiosities and Miniatures; Nineteenth Century Cartography (new to this edition); and Map Collecting Today, also new to this edition, provides information and resources to novice and experienced collectors alike. There is also a collectors price guide and index. Hardbound in green with gilt title on spine. Illustrated dust jacket. 219 pages.
Contents are clean and bright. Covers are near fine with a slightly bumped corner. The dust jacket has minor shelf wear.