"Collecting Old Maps", Manasek, F.J.
Period: 2015 (published)
Color: Printed Color
9.8 x 11.3 inches
24.9 x 28.7 cm
This is Marti and Curt Griggs' revised and expanded edition of F.J. Manasek's classic reference. It includes just about everything a newcomer to the world of antique maps needs to know, with chapters on basic map vocabulary, types of maps, the mapmaking process, condition and conservation, the map market, and pointers on how to build a collection. It chases this highly readable 101 on antique maps with a gorgeously illustrated full-color survey of cartographic history featuring maps from the late 15th century to 1962. Appendices include "The Map Collector's Reference Library," a glossary, a guide to commonly used symbols and allegorical figures on maps, and more. 351 pages. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt titles on spine and an illustrated dust jacket. This example is signed by the Griggs.