Auction 97, Lot 620

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

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1993 (published)

Publication: Rand McNally


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 in black buckram with title in gold on spine, dustjacket. 376pp. One of the most beautiful books on maps ever produced.


Condition: A

Contents like new, minor shelf wear on binding. Dustjacket has residual glue from price tag and some shelf wear.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/5/2001