Facsimile-Atlas to the early history of cartography with reproductions of the most impertant maps printed in the XV and XVI centuries

By: Nordenskiold, A. E; Johan Adolf Ekelof and Clements R. Markham (transl.)

Price: $300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Blue buckram, lettered in gold foil. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped but did not circulate. Cloth rubbed with exposure at heel of spine, with minor exposure at several corners, a bit more evident at bottom front corner. Some evidence of repair to cloth along joints, with minor separation. Firm binding, clean interior beyond library markings. Creases to front flyleaf only. Exterior a bit shabby, thus G/G+, interior solid VG+ to Near Fine. [xii],141 pp. + 51 double-page maps reproduced by photolithography at rear, 84 maps and figures in the text. Main text comprised by: geographical atlas of Ptolemy, editions of Ptolemy's Geography, pseudo-editions of Ptolemy, ancient (not Ptolemaic) maps, extension of Ptolemy's Oikumene, first maps of the New World, terrestrial globes from the 15th-16th centuries, map-projections, end of the early period of cartography, transition to modern period: Gastaldi, Apianus, Ortelius, Mercator. Additional postage required.

Title: Facsimile-Atlas to the early history of cartography with reproductions of the most impertant maps printed in the XV and XVI centuries

Author Name: Nordenskiold, A. E; Johan Adolf Ekelof and Clements R. Markham (transl.)

Categories: Bibliography, Books on Books, Printing, Exploration/Travel, Geography, Maps/Cartography,

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Publisher: New York, Kraus Reprint Corp.: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Size: Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall

Seller ID: 036036