Auction 97, Lot 592

"The Great Age of Discovery [together with] Phantom Islands of the Atlantic", Various

Subject: Exploration

Period: 1958 (published)



6.5 x 9.5 inches
16.5 x 24.1 cm

First by Paul Herrman, translated by Arnold J. Pomerans, Harpers Bros, 1958. A general account of some of the early voyages and discoveries in the world from Columbus to modern day. 507 pp, illustrated with drawings and maps. Hardbound in green and black buckram. Second by Donald S. Johnson, Goose Lane Editions, 1994. This book recounts the strange tales of seven legendary islands in the North Atlantic. Vague accounts of land sightings were at times coupled with an ancient seafaring legend, thus creating a charted island. Errors were often copied, and many of these legendary islands were thoroughly documented and shown on maps well into the 17th century. First edition, 232pp, 35 B&W illustrations. Soft bound.


Condition: A

First missing dustjacket.

Estimate: $25 - $35

Sold for: $0

Closed on 12/5/2001