Auction 96, Lot 594

"Discovering Antique Maps [together with] The Story of Maps", Hodgkiss, Alan

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1983 (published)

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First, by Alan Hodgkiss, is an introductory history of early mapmaking in the British Isles during the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. Although small, it touches on many facets of early mapmaking beginning with a discussion on technical terms. Each component of a map is described including the various decorative elements. Soft bound, 12mo, 72 pp including illustrations in B&W. Fourth edition reprinted 1983. Second is a detailed survey of mapmaking from ancient times to the mid 20th century by the map curator at University of Michigan and librarian at Peabody Institute. Written by Lloyd Arnold Brown, Dover edition (1983), an unabridged republication of the original 1949 issue. 8vo, soft bound, illustrated in B&W, 393pp, including a 32-page bibliography.

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Condition: A

Minor shelf wear to first. Second with minor creases on cover and a few ink notations in text.

Estimate: $30 - $40

Sold for: $45

Closed on 9/12/2001

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