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Auction 198, Lot 743


"The United States in Old Maps and Prints", Ermen, Eduard, van

Subject: References, United States

Period: 1990 (published)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 15.2 inches
30.5 x 38.6 cm
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This beautifully illustrated book features 78 rich, colorful reproductions of maps of the United States covering three centuries, from 1570 to 1870. A terrific reference for an important subject that is described by the author as follows, "Whereas in Europe the primary task of cartography was to visualize a densely populated and long-known continent, in America the challenge was much greater: the growth of cartography went hand in hand with the exploration and colonization of the previously unknown continent." 144 pages. Hardbound in tan cloth with gilt titles on cover and spine and an illustrated dust jacket.


Condition: A+

Like new.

Estimate: $25 - $40

Sold for: $6

Closed on 6/19/2024