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  • IMAGO MVUNDI (MUNDI) The Journal of The International Society for the History of Cartography – Vol 38 – 1986

    IMAGO MVUNDI (MUNDI) The Journal of The International Society for the History of Cartography – Vol 38 – 1986

    Published by Imago Mundi, Kings College London in 1986. Folio hardback, 134 pages plus advertisements. Illustrated with maps, charts and diagrams. original blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling and device. Very good condition.

    An annual publication and the pinnacle of cartographic research. Superbly presented.

    The concentration in this issue is with North America. Three paper – First, Indicators of Unacknowledged Assimilations from Amerindian Maps on Euro-American Maps of North America: Some General Principles Arising from a Study of La Verendrye’s Composite Map, 1728-29. Secondly, Maps in Colonial Promotion: James Edward Oglethorpe’s Use of Maps in “Selling” the Georgia Scheme. Thirdly, The Rise of Maps Use by Elite Newspapers in England, Canada and the United States.

    Other articles include “the Turning Point in German Cartography” and a thorough “Census” of Pre-Sixteenth Century Portlan Charts.

    Extensive book reviews provided an excellent bibliography for cartography enthusiasts.

    Imago Mundi cannot be improved

    $70.00

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  • Map of the Pacific Ocean – 1747 Cartographer – Bellin

    Map of the Pacific Ocean – 1747 Cartographer – Bellin

    A nice early map of the Pacific (“La Grande Mer du Sud”) engraved in copper by Cosmant from the cartographer Bellin strictly after a map by Herman Moll for Dampier.

    Tropical trade winds are shown based on Halley’s 17th century wind map.

    One can see why his work became an essential reference for future explorers – Cook included. Interesting features such as the pre-Cook form of New Holland, California shown as an island and in the bottom right the Isles of Juan Fernando where Dampier was to maroon Alexander Selkirk of Robinson Crusoe fame.

    Price framed in a charcoal black frame and a cream mat board with black core. Please ask if you would like this item unframed.

    1747 Century Map of the Pacific – Fine condition … Click on me to see the full map!

    $340.00

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  • The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1913 July – Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans – The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

    The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1913 July – Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans – The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

    A very good copy of The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, July 1913, containing “The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913″ by Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans.

    Over seventeen pages, Cmdr. Evans explores the fateful expedition that saw the death of Capt. Scott, but explores the subject from a narrative and scientific perspective, commemorating Scott, not through an examination of the man himself (Evans notes this perspective has already been well covered), but through the excellence of Scott’s preparation and vision, aided by fine charts and maps. Also very importantly narrated is the reception of Capt. Scott’s comrades at the Albert Hall in London

    Also in this edition; an examination, by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, with a large colour map, of the Canadian Arctic Expedition; and, an exploration, with large map and plates, of the Monte Bello Islands with companion large map of Barrow Island and the area west of the Dampier Peninsua, prepared by P. D. Montague.

    $90.00

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  • The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1927 December – Captain Roald Amundsen and the Society

    The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1927 December – Captain Roald Amundsen and the Society

    A very good copy of The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, December 1927, containing an article which examines Captain Roald Amundsen relationship with the Society.

    The article is born from Amundsen’s published criticism of Lord Curzon who “toasted the dogs” which Amundsen took as a direct affront. What follows is an examination of correspondence between the Society and Amundsen regarding his accusation and his subsequent resignation as an Honorary Corresponding Member. A very interesting examination of the dialogue indeed.

    Also in this edition; a most excellent examination of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, with accompanying charts, diagrams and log prepared by The Right Hon. Sir Matthew Nathan; an essay on climbs in the Canadian Rockies, with maps, diagrams and plates, of 1926 by Alfred J. Ostheimer; and, a detailed essay regarding Alexander’s campaign on the Indian North-West Frontier penned by Sir Aurel Stein.

    $120.00

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  • The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation – Skelton amd others

    The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation – Skelton amd others

    Published by Yale University First edition 1965. Very good condition folio size and rather heavy 289 pages, with 19 plates with maps etc. a number folding.

    A study of the controversial medieval Norse ‘Vinland’ map, purporting to be a 15th century map depicting Viking exploration of North America; and a contemporary manuscript account of the Mongols and their Empire.

    Vinland Map More than Believable

    $50.00

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