Auction 93, Lot 509

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

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1993 (published)

Publication: Rand McNally

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Size:
11 x 14.7 inches
27.9 x 37.3 cm

With over 380 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 with title in gold on spine, dustjacket. 376pp. One of the most beautiful book on maps ever produced.

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Condition: A+

One of the most beautiful book on maps ever produced.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/6/2000

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