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Auction 198, Lot 748


"The Early Maps of Colombia Up to 1825", Kapp, Kit S.

Subject: References, Colombia

Period: 1971 (published)


Color: Black & White

7.3 x 9.8 inches
18.5 x 24.9 cm
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This is a reprint of Captain Kit S. Kapp's Map Collector's Circle #77, an indispensable reference for collectors of maps of Colombia. It features an introduction, preface, historical chronology, and black & white illustrations. The cartobibliography includes 170 maps published between 1581 and 1856. Bright red illustrated soft covers. 32 pp. plus 10 b&w plates.

Captain Kit S. Kapp was a ship captain who explored the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America. Kapp collected many things during his lifetime, and his favorite collection was of antique maps. He eventually turned his map collection into a business, buying and selling maps all over the world. Kapp's love of maps also led him to become a cartographer and he published 8 sailing charts of the waters around Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and the British Virgin Islands. To read the full story of Captain Kapp's life, please read the article from our January 2015 newsletter.


Condition: A

Contents are very good. There is faint red ink residue on the back cover, otherwise near fine.

Estimate: $55 - $70

Sold for: $17

Closed on 6/19/2024