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Auction 198, Lot 733


"The Mapmaker's Art - A History of Cartography", Goss, John

Subject: References

Period: 1993 (published)


Color: Printed Color

10.9 x 14.9 inches
27.7 x 37.8 cm
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With more than 390 classic and exquisite illustrations, of which 300 are in color (and some foldouts), this book examines every aspect of cartography from the coastal charts carved on driftwood and bone by the Inuit people of Greenland to the trigonometrical methods employed by the Ordnance Survey in 19th century Britain. It offers a complete guide to more than 3,000 years of cartography. Hardbound in black buckram with title in gold on spine, dust jacket. 376 pages. This is the edition published by Studio Editions in London. One of the most beautiful books on maps ever produced.


Condition: A

Near fine, with light creasing to dust jacket.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/19/2024