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The Compleat Plattmaker – Edited by Thrower – Six Distinguished Contributors

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Essays on Chart, Map, an Globe Making in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

First edition published by the University of California Press in 1978.

Edited by Norman Thrower who was the Clark Library Professor, 1972-1973. A collection of six scholarly essays by leading authorities, including Helen Wallis the Map Librarian at the British Library.

Octavo, 241 pages nicely illustrated with some images rarely seen because of the focus of the essays. Very good condition.

Content comprises … Geographie is Better than Divinitie – the Dyas of Samuel Pepys; Manuscript and Printed Sea Charts of 17thC London; Mapping the English Colonies in North America; John Seller and the Chart Trade in 17thC England; English Cartography 1650-1750; Edmond Halley and Thematic Geo-cartography.

Special publication worth it for Pepys alone and Moxon’s pocket globe!

Price: $40.00

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