Antique Maps A Collectors Guide - Sold!
Antique Maps A Collectors Guide - Third Edition.
Moreland C. & David Bannister. Publisher: Phaidon Christie's limited 1989. Size: 10" x 7.75" (255mm x 200mm). Hard cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good.
Beautiful, evocative and historically significant, old maps are endlessly intriguing and keenly collected. First published in 1983, Antique Maps is now widely established as providing an ideal general introduction to the subject, as well as being a mine of precise information for the expert. For this third edition the authors have made revisions,incorporated new findings and added a substantial supplement of new material,including a greatly expanded listing of American cartographers.
Against a general historical background, the first part of the book describes the methods of map-making from about 1470 onwards, and explains the many different types of maps produced. In Part II all the major map makers are listed, with brief biographies and details of their principal works. Organised country by country, this section provides an invaluable and easy-to-use reference to over 600 cartographers active between about 1450 and 1850. Finally, the third part of the book gives advice on the practical aspects of buying and looking after maps.
The numerous illustrations provide a fascinating view of the range of maps available to the collector, while the comprehensive index will enable the reader to locate information quickly and easily. An extensive bibliography is provided. Revised and expanded, the new edition of Antique Maps continues to combine authoritative information with good value for money.