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  • Atlas of Columbus and The Great Discoveries – Kenneth Nebenzahl

    Atlas of Columbus and The Great Discoveries – Kenneth Nebenzahl

    A first printing 1990 of Kenneth Nebenzahl’s striking work on early maps. Despite the title much more than New World focused

    Published by Rand McNally and probably one of their best works. Folio, 168 pages, extensively illustrated in colour. A fine copy in a complete and pristine dust jacket. Heavy and will be difficult to send Overseas.

    Nebenzahl, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Trustee of the Newberry Library , Chicago … a map lovers heaven. Recipient of the “Tooley” award of the International map Collectors Society.

    With the backbone of Columbus the book is set out in four parts. Part I – The Geographic Tradition inherited by Columbus; Part II – Columbus and His Contemporaries Change the Map; Part II – Filling in the Features of the Earth and Part IV Europe’s Colonial Era Begins. We must say the only rather dull thing about this book is the “Part Headings”. It is not al all dull and contains many beautiful cartographic curiosities not found in other books of aligned topic.

    Special cartographic work with super examples and illustrations.

    $80.00

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  • Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, the Orient – Douglas Gohm

    Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, the Orient – Douglas Gohm

    A first printing published by Octopus Books, London and Sydney in 1972. Large quarto, 128 pages, profusely illustrated. A fine copy, in a fine dust jacket.

    A very good book as an introduction to rare map collecting. A nice summary of the great cartographers and then a comprehensive array of some of the most attractive or intriguing.

    Spot some of Voyagers favourites in here – such as the mysterious island of Juan Fernandez (page 95) also known as Robinson Crusoe’s Island. And the Tallis map of South Australia makes the front of the dust jacket.

    Good map book nice images … educational content.

    $60.00

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  • Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography – Robinson (Perry’s Copy)

    Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography – Robinson (Perry’s Copy)

    A first edition published by the University of Chicago Press in 1982.

    Small quarto, 266 pages nicely illustrated as you would expect with the subject. Very good if not fine condition.

    Published map expert Perry’s copy with his name neatly written on the end papers.

    The author Arthur H Robinson was the Professor of cartography at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He published several works on the broader subject.

    Following a good “Guide to Notes, references and Illustrations” we have chapters on the Appearance of the First Thematic Maps; the New world and a New outlook; Single Maps and Thematic atlases; the Physical World; Maps of people and Their activities; the Social environment etc.

    What makes this book special is the understanding of the development and scope of thematic cartography before the digital age … maybe we have lost something despite the obvious ease ..

    Thematic maps … they inform and make you think

    $45.00

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  • A.E. Nordenskiold Facsimile-Atlas

    A.E. Nordenskiold Facsimile-Atlas

    A facsimile of the original Atlas published first in English in Stockholm in 1889. Translated then from Swedish by Johan Ekelof and the great Clements Markham

    The original author an adventurer and explorer was part of the great Nordenskiold family with the discovery of the North-west passage and new area of the Antarctic among their conquests.

    This facsimile is large folio (40cm by 28cm), soft cover, published by Dover, New York in 1973. 141 pages plus 51 pages of mainly double page map reproductions. Very good condition.

    A unique item concentrating on the mots important maps of the 15th and 16th Century.

    Dealing with the geographical Atlas of Ptolemy; Pseudo Ptolemy editions; other Ancient maps; the first maps of the New world and newly discovered parts of Africa and Asia; Terrestrial Globes … the transition to the modern period … Jacopo Gastaldi, Philip Apianus, Abraham Ortelius, Mercator.

    Special Cartographic work by Nordenskiold – Special Detail.

    $70.00

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  • History of Cartography – Bagrow and Skelton

    History of Cartography – Bagrow and Skelton

    A first edition of the Skelton edited and expanded work of Leo Bagrow first published in German in 1951. Bagrow a passionate historian of cartography had died in 1957. Perry’s copy with his signature on the front end paper. Skelton was in charge of the Map Room at the British Museum … not a bad job!

    Published by Watts, London in 1964. Quarto, 312 pages printed on thick paper so more substantial than it sounds … a solid book. Numerous appropriate illustrations. Regarded as a classic of the subject. A heavy book which will require a postage supplement for Overseas.

    Starts with some discussion on the maps of primitive people then the ancient world. Christian and Islamic developments in the Middle Ages. Mediaeval sea charts and the development of the world map. Ptolemy and the Renaissance or rather their use of Ptolemy, who dies a little earlier. Printed maps and the age of Discovery … etc. Nicely done … lists of cartographers, bibliography etc

    Serious Cartographic History – Perry’s Copy

    $80.00

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  • Joan Blaeu and his Grand Atlas – C Koeman -1970

    Joan Blaeu and his Grand Atlas – C Koeman -1970

    The publisher the esteemed Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd, Amsterdam had produced an outstanding facsimile of Le Grand Atlas of 1663. This work by distinguished Professor of Cartography at Utrecht, Dr Ir. C. Koeman serves as an excellent introduction the background and making of this never bettered work.

    Octavo, 144 pages plus index. First printing 1970. Nicely illustrated. This is the hardback edition, which seems much more difficult to come by. No jacket as published with a faux vellum covering to the boards illustrated in git and blue. Very good condition.

    Starting with a biography of Joan Blaeu, the printing house and cartographical institute. The origin of the Atlas and its growth … the Atlas Maior; the content of the Grand Atlas and the consequences of the fire of 1672.

    The book to gain an understanding of the Blaeu Grand Atlas

    $60.00

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