Collectors Guide to Maps of Africa 1969
Collectors Guide to Maps of The African Continent and Southern Africa
Tooley R.V. Publisher: Carta Press 1969 Size: 10" x 7.5" (255mm x 190mm). Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good.
Mr. Tooley, a recognised authority on the subject, has written this book for collectors of
printed maps of Africa, Southern Africa and the Cape. One of the major problems confronting the collector is that of identifying the maps he collects. This is often difficult, for many maps lack the maker's name, the date, the publisher or other helpful detail. Owing to the practices of map publishers in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, attributions of a very large number of maps and their identification is today a matter for the expert. The original metal plates from which maps were printed often came into the hands of publishers either by purchase or inheritance, and were changed by deletions, additions, corrections or a combination of all three: in addition, plagiarism, seldom accurate, was widespread.
In this book Mr Tooley lists and describes nearly 500 maps in such detail as to facilitate identification. He gives the full title, maker's name-often a short biography-size, date, edition or re-issue, significant internal changes and variations. In addition, as an indispensable visual aid to identification the book contains more than 100 full-page reproductions of maps, six in full colour. The Introduction discusses many aspects of map production of considerable value to the collector. While the emphasis is on maps of Africa, much of the information is of real help in identifying maps of other parts of the world since many of them are from general atlases and the information given by Mr. Tooley is often applicable.
Not only collectors, but librarians and book sellers will find COLLECTORS' GUIDE TO MAPS OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND SOUTHERN AFRICA an essential reference work of permanent value.