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(Cartography; History of Map Projections): Flattening the Earth. Two Thousand Years of Map Projections

By Snyder, John P.

Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1997. Orginally published in 1993, this excellent book on the history and development of map projections was first issued in paperback in 1997. John Snyder was a former president of the American Cartographic Association, and taught related courses at Geore Mason Univ. in Virginia. This is a scholarly production (365pp, including detailed bibliography and index; many b&w drawings).. Mass Market Paperback. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Mapoteca Geologica Americana: A Catalogue of Geological Maps of America 1752-1881...

By Marcou, Jules and John B.

Mansfield Centre: Martino Fine Books, 1998. As new, reprint of the original 1884 work. This reprint edition was limited to 50 copies.Not only are individual map details given, but the original work where the map was published is also cited. A very useful reference for geological maps of the USA.. Limited. Cloth. As New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Private Press.

$40.00

(History of Cartography): Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes Before 1600.
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(History of Cartography): Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes Before 1600.

By Hiatt, Alfred

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. As new, with like DJ. First edition, later printing. Illustrations copyrighted by The British Library Board and others. Hiatt is currently in the School of English and Drama at the University of London.. xii, 298 pp., 9.75 inches. The author draws on diverse textual and visual resources for this work, including mathematics, theology, and cosmology. . First Edition. Cloth. As New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$42.50

(Wall Map, World War II): Dunkirk to Berlin June, 1940 - July, 1945 Journeys Undertaken By the Rt. Honble. Winston S. Churchill...Prime Minister of Great Britain in Defense of The British Commonwealth and Empire

By Reprint Society (published for their edition of Churchill's memoirs)

London: George Phillip & Son (32 Fleet St. in association with "Times & Tide"), 1956. Near fine printed color map measuring 36x46 inches, with folds as issued. Decorative, with keys for his Sea, Air, Rail and Road journeys, and for the major conferences of the time. Also 10 colored vignettes with various aircraft and ships applicable to the individual journeys. Churchill's journey's criss-cross the Atlantic. The 8.5x6 inch cardboard case, with a famous b&w view of the leader on the front, is intact, but the edges are beginning to separate and it is somewhat soiled. This is a rather uncommon item with the map this clean..

$50.00

The Sovereign Map : Theoretical Approaches in Cartography Throughout History

By Jacob, Christian (translated By Tom Conley; edited By Edward H. Dahl)

Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006. Nine inch octavo, xxiii, 417, new with new DJ. This remarkable work is the English translation of Jacob's 1992 "L'Empire des cartes..." (Editions Albin Michel, S.A.), dealing with the diverse intellectual nature of maps. This can be considered an essential reference work for anyone interested in the history of cartography, or simply considering the question "What is a Map?" A great deal of thanks goes to T. Conley and E. Dahl for their careful work of translation and editing the original French text.. First English Edition. Cloth. As New/As New.

$49.00

Atlas of Israel, Cartography Physical and Human Geography

By The Survey of Israel (multiauthored atlas)

New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1985. As new. This is the third edition (the most recent), with 40 printed color plates (numbered), in collaboration with The Survey of Israel (Tel Aviv). The first edition, published c. 1964, dealt with Israel within the 1949 armistice lines. The second edition (1970) covered the post-cease fire lines from 1967. This edition, beautifully produced, includes the territory as of 1985, but also include the Sinai (returned to Egypt 1982). . 3rd. Cloth. As New/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$150.00

(Arctic Cartography): A Map of the North Pole with all the Territories that lye near it, known to us &c
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(Arctic Cartography): A Map of the North Pole with all the Territories that lye near it, known to us &c

By Moll, H (Herman)

London: Thomas and John Bowles, 1740. Very good, b&w as issued, with nice margins. The image measures 8 x 10.75 inches (20 x 27.5 cm). The date is approximate. A very nice image. For a discussion of Moll, see Reinhartz's "The Cartographer and the Literati," and Worms and Baynton-Williams "British Map Engravers." This is Kershaw's state IV, with "Vol. 1. p. 714" in the upper left margin and "2" in the upper right margin, with text on both lower corners of the map.. Very Good. Map.

$275.00

The Sovereign Map : Theoretical Approaches in Cartography Throughout History

By Jacob, Christian (translated By Tom Conley; edited By Edward H. Dahl)

Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006. Nine inch octavo, xxiii, 417, new with new DJ. This remarkable work is the English translation of Jacob's 1992 "L'Empire des cartes..." (Editions Albin Michel, S.A.), dealing with the diverse intellectual nature of maps. This can be considered an essential reference work for anyone interested in the history of cartography, or simply considering the question "What is a Map?" A great deal of thanks goes to T. Conley and E. Dahl for their careful work of translation and editing the original French text.. First English Edition. Cloth. As New/As New.

$49.00

(Railroad Map): London and Birmingham Railway

By Stephenson, Robert (engineer)

London: C. F. Cheffins, 9 Southampton Buildings, 1838. Map with folds as issued, overall very good condition with original hand color, a few fold separations (no image loss) with a couple of partial repairs verso (clear, archival paper tape, so verso text completely legible). Two sheets folded into the stiff, green paper boards (title on boards "Map of the London & Birmingham Railway, and the Adjacent Country 1837). Although the boards tate 1837, the map itself clearly stipulates a publication date of Jan. 1, 1838, and is stated to be "The Company's Official Map..." The boards measure 6 x 3.75 inches, and are a bit scuffed and wrinkled, with the pasted label missing a piece from the right lower corner, but with the printing generally intact. The map is in two sheets, on stiff paper, with the title sheet runs from London westward to "Pt. of Oxon," and the second sheet runs from Towcester west past Birmingham. The image on both sheets measures approximately 11 x 27 inches. This is quite an uncommon period map of this railroad. Verso text includes fares and distance tables.. First Edition Thus. Very Good. Map.

$575.00

(Railroad History): Map of the Pennsylvania Rail Road, from Harrisburg to Pittsburg; and of the Columbia & Lancaster & Harrisburg R.R.s from Philadelphia to Harrisburg

By Haupt, H. (Herman)

Philadelphia: T.K. and P.G. Collins, Printers, 1855. Map with folds as issued, original hand coloring, with a couple of chips at edges but overall in very good condition and image clear. The long, folding image measures roughly 20 x 178 cm. (8 x 70 inches). This is in the original stiff paper covers (9 x 6 inches), titled "Guide for the Pennsylvania Railroad with an Extensive Map; including the Entire Route, with all its Windings, Objects of Interest, and Information Useful to the Traveller." Although the cover is taped (coming loose) at the spine, it is present with a clearly legible title, and all 40 pp. of the textual guide are present and in very good condition. There is a pencilled textual annotation at the top of the title page. This is one of the earliest regional railroad brochures of the region. Reference: LC, "Railroad Maps of the United States," entry 517, p. 87. The map shows county boundaries, cities, towns, boundaries, drainage, and the names of individual lines with mileage between stations. Herman Haupt was, at this time, Chief Engineer for this railroad; later he was a general in the Union Army, and was responsible for revolutionizing military transport using the rail lines.. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. Very Good. Map.

$995.00

[Revised Facsimile, Washington, DC]: Plan of the City Intended for the Permanent Seat of the Government of the United States

By L'Enfant, Pierre Charles

Washington (DC): U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1976. L'Enfant's original landmark plan of August 1791 was copied and reproduced in 1887 by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey. According to F.M. Thorn's (Superintendent) note on the map, this reproduction "...is as nearly complete and exact as trained skill, care, and the use of the best appliances can make it; that it contains no lines, letters, or figures which are not legibly indicated on the original; and that nothing has been inserted or supplied from inference." Copies of the plan were made between 1893 and 1991, and color was added in 1958. (The original plan was transferred to the Library of Congress in 1918). This particular copy was issued in 1976, for the US bicentennial celebrations. The image measures 30 x 46.5 inches (76 x 118 cm) and has been stored rolled, in very good (or better) condition. The map also displays a report of B.A. Colonna, Assistant, US Coast and Geodetic Survey, in charge of the office and topography. (Reference: Scott Berg, "Grand Avenues: The Story of the French Visionary who Designed Washington, D.C.," Pantheon, 2001.)

$385.00

(Map of Southwestern Africa): Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra Promentorium Bonae spei
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(Map of Southwestern Africa): Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra Promentorium Bonae spei

By Linschoten, Jan (John) van Huygen

Amsterdam, 1596. A highly decorative map of the southwestern coast of Africa. Overall very good, with early color. Some restoration most evident central verso, few professional wormhole repairs with margins reinforced verso. The map was engraved by Florent van Langren, and the first Dutch edition of Linschoten's "Itinerario..." was published by Cornelis Claesz in 1596. There are coastal views of the islands of Ascension and St. Helena within a strapwork cartouche at the bottom of the map. This is just the western sheet. The image measures 15.25 x 20.5 inches (39 x 52 cm). Two compass roses, decorative script and sailing ships. Coastal town names go inland, in the style of earlier portolan charts..

$4575.00

[Biblical Engraving; Gospel of John]: The Last Supper
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[Biblical Engraving; Gospel of John]: The Last Supper

By Blome, Richard

London: For M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-noster-row, 1753. Very good copperplate engraving, with minimal foxing. Includes one page of applicable text. Dedication to Roger Palmer. This was from the 1753 edition of Blome's stunning and scarce 'The History of the Holy Bible Contained in the Old and New Testament, and the Apocrypha...', which was issued posthumously (Blome died c. 1705). The engravings were done with the collaboration of a host of engravers. Bome had been cosmographer to Queen Anne. Each copperplate engraved image measures approximately 13x8.25 inches..

$70.00

[Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The New Jerusalem
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[Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The New Jerusalem

By Blome, Richard

London: For M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-noster-row, 1753. Very good copperplate engraving, b&w (as issued), minimal browning at margin, thin paper, some extra creasing upper right (mostly in margin). Generic, small, birds-eye view of the city in center left of engraving. Dedication to Charles Hamilton.This was from the 1753 edition of Blome's stunning and scarce 'The History of the Holy Bible Contained in the Old and New Testament, and the Apocrypha...', which was issued posthumously (Blome died c. 1705). The engravings were done with the collaboration of a host of engravers. Bome had been cosmographer to Queen Anne. Each copperplate engraved image measures approximately 13x8.25 inches..

$50.00

[Biblical Engraving; Book of Daniel; Lion's Den]: Daniel's Deliverance
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[Biblical Engraving; Book of Daniel; Lion's Den]: Daniel's Deliverance

By Blome, Richard

London: For M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-noster-row, 1753. Very good copperplate engraving, with minimal foxing. Dedication to Phillip Farewell. This was from the 1753 edition of Blome's stunning and scarce 'The History of the Holy Bible Contained in the Old and New Testament, and the Apocrypha...', which was issued posthumously (Blome died c. 1705). The engravings were done with the collaboration of a host of engravers. Bome had been cosmographer to Queen Anne. Each copperplate engraved image measures approximately 13x8.25 inches..

$65.00

[Biblical Engraving; Gospel of Matthew]: The Last Judgement
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[Biblical Engraving; Gospel of Matthew]: The Last Judgement

By Blome, Richard

London: For M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-noster-row, 1753. Very good copperplate engraving, with minimal foxing. Upper portion of image with a bit of a weak impressio, but still quite striking. One page of applicable text included. Dedication to Catherine, Dutchess and Countess of Northumberland. This was from the 1753 edition of Blome's stunning and scarce 'The History of the Holy Bible Contained in the Old and New Testament, and the Apocrypha...', which was issued posthumously (Blome died c. 1705). The engravings were done with the collaboration of a host of engravers. Bome had been cosmographer to Queen Anne. Each copperplate engraved image measures approximately 13x8.25 inches..

$65.00

[Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The Seven Seales of the Book
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[Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The Seven Seales of the Book

By Blome, Richard

London: For M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-noster-row, 1753. Very good copperplate engraving, some mild dampstaining at far left margin, not intrusive into image. Minimal foxing. Dedication to George, Earl of Berkely. This was from the 1753 edition of Blome's stunning and scarce 'The History of the Holy Bible Contained in the Old and New Testament, and the Apocrypha...', which was issued posthumously (Blome died c. 1705). The engravings were done with the collaboration of a host of engravers. Bome had been cosmographer to Queen Anne. Each copperplate engraved image measures approximately 13x8.25 inches..

$60.00

[Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The Locust
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[Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The Locust

By Blome, Richard

London: For M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-noster-row, 1753. Very good copperplate engraving, with minimal foxing. Dedication to Richard Vistount Wenman. This was from the 1753 edition of Blome's stunning and scarce 'The History of the Holy Bible Contained in the Old and New Testament, and the Apocrypha...', which was issued posthumously (Blome died c. 1705). The engravings were done with the collaboration of a host of engravers. Bome had been cosmographer to Queen Anne. Each copperplate engraved image measures approximately 13x8.25 inches..

$60.00

[World Map, Bible]: A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah
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[World Map, Bible]: A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah

By Moxon, Joseph

Amsterdam: Visscher, Nicholas (Nicolaus), 1685. Very good, early color (perhaps some recent enhancement), few tiny worm holes, minor restoration at lower right (no image loss) and flattened center fold. Minmial browning margins. The date is approximate. Numerous biblical vignettes, some with Hebrew lettering. This was done for a Dutch bible, this one published by Visscher in Amsterday. Shirley's entry 457 is a similar map but without the Visscher imprint (and this issue does not have the tabular information in the lower central area. North America is labeled with "Japhet," and "Eden" is shown towards the cetner of the depiction of Asia. The vignettes are quite decorative. Moxon was a print and globe-maker, and he was the first tradesman to be elected to the Royal Society (online Dictionary of National Biography). The image measures 32 x 46 cm (18 x 12.5 inches), and has good margins..

$1975.00

(3 Sheet Map Middle East, Western Asia, India): Imperia Antiqua, pars Orientalis, pars Media, pars Occidentalis

By Bonne Rigobert

Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Near fine three-sheet map set, copperplate engravings, b&w as issued, each image measuring approximately 23 x 33 cm. Engraved by Gaspar André. These are sheets 5, 6 and 7 from Bonne and Desmarest's "Atlas Encyclpedique..." Several wind diagrams present. The eastern sheet shows India and "Taprobana" Island. The western sheet shows portions of northeastern Africa. .

$165.00

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