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Auction 195, Lot 845


"[Lot of 2] Maps and Map-Makers [and] The Mapmakers",

Subject: References

Period: 1970-81 (published)



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A. Maps and Map-Makers, by R.V. Tooley, published 1970, printed color (7.6 x 10.1"). This is the fourth edition of this standard work for any collector's library. It provides information on the principal map makers and publishers throughout the history of cartography. Published by Bonanza Books. 140 pages with 104 illustrations, with some in color. Hardbound in orange cloth with gilt titles on spine and a dust jacket. Condition: Contents are good with faintly toned text and light foxing that is almost entirely confined to the first few pages. Dedication to previous owner appears in pen on front endpaper. Corners are slightly bumped. Dust jacket is lightly toned with a chip out of the spine at bottom.

B. The Mapmakers, by John Noble Wilford, published 1981, black & white (6.8 x 9.6"). This reference serves as a comprehensive history of the great pioneers in cartography from antiquity to the Space Age. It traces the discoveries and technical ingenuity used in mapping first the surface of the globe, then the earth's interior, the oceans' floors, and finally the moon and the planets. 39 black and white illustrations. Hardbound with an illustrated dust jacket wrapped in Mylar, 414 pp, includes a bibliography and index. Condition: Contents are good with light dampstaining on the fore edge that appears along the edges of some pages. Dust jacket is lightly soiled with a few short edge tears.


Condition: B+

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Estimate: $55 - $75

Sold for: $55

Closed on 11/15/2023