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Auction 198, Lot 735


"[Lot of 2] Explorers' Maps - Chapters in the Cartographic Record of Geographical Discovery [and] Maps and Map-Makers",

Subject: References, Explorers & Mapmakers

Period: 1958-62 (published)


Color: Printed Color

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A. Explorers' Maps - Chapters in the Cartographic Record of Geographical Discovery, by R.A. Skelton, published 1958 (7.3 x 9.9"). This reference focuses on European exploration and traces the progress of cartography from the maps and charts of medieval travelers to the more scientific mapping of the 18th and 19th centuries. 337 pp., with 219 illustrations. Library binding of green buckram coated in acrylic. Condition: Ex-library copy, withdrawn from the collection of the Multnomah County Library. There is faint toning along the edges of the pages and light toning of the endpapers. Covers have minor shelf wear and soiling.

B. Maps and Map-Makers, by R.V. Tooley, published 1962 (7.5 x 10.0"). This is the fourth impression of the second 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 blue cloth with gilt titles on spine and an illustrated dust jacket protected by Mylar. Condition: Contents are very good with faint toning. Covers have minor shelf wear. Dust jacket is lightly soiled.


Condition: B+

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Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $31

Closed on 6/19/2024