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Map Collectors' Circle. Map Collectors' Series. No. 16 and No. 28: A Dictionary of Mapmakers, including Cartographers, Geographers, Publishers, Engravers, etc., from earliest times to 1900

By Tooley, R. V.

(London: Map Collectors' Circle, 1965). 246 x 182 mm; printed wrappers; pp. 56, [57-88]. Very good condition. These two booklets cover A to Czoering. .

$13.23

Maps of Southern Africa in Printed Books 1750-1856

By Cartwright, Janet Findlay (compiler)

(Cape Town: University of Cape Town Libraries, 1976) 0799201286. 228 x 165 mm; saddle-stitched printed wrappers; pp. x + 50, incl. index of authors. Wrappers partially sunned. Very good condition. Excellent descriptions of 122 maps .

$16.54

Maps of Africa: Exhibition, 25.11.1988 - 31.3.1989, South African Library, Cape Town / Afrika in Kaart: Tentoonstelling, 25.11.1988 - 31.3.1989, Suid-Afrikaanse Biblioteek, Kaapstad

By Cartwright, M.F. (introduction)

(Cape Town: South African Library, 1988). 210 x 150 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 32). Some foxing. Very good. Foreword, Introduction and introductory material for each section in both English and Afrikaans; notes on exhibits in English. .

$8.60

The Mapmaker's Art. Essays on the History of Maps

By Lynam, Edward

(London: The Batchworth Press, 1953). 4to; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. ix + (iii) + 140, incl. index; reproductions in monochrome of contemporary maps and artwork. Earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "The high repute in which the Map Room [of the British Museum] is at present held is in no small measure due to Dr. Lynam's energy and enthusiasm for maps and the study of maps, for he did much to enrich the collection and to make it better known. The varied essays collected in this book, and the bibliography at its end, will demonstrate the extent of Dr. Lynam's contribution to cartography ... We owe a great deal to Edward Lynam, a fine high-spirited scholar and a man of great personal charm, for he gave the British Museum, and the Map Room in particular, most loyal and devoted service." .

$13.23

Collectors' Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa

By Tooley, R. V.

(London: Carta Press, 1969) 0904041123. Small 4to; original red cloth; lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xvi + 132 + (100); text illustrations; a few colour map plates; one hundred map plates in monochrome. Ex-library copy, with label remnant, stamp, and earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; code to copyright page; edges of dustwrapper very slightly curled; trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "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 and 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. ... Not only collectors, but librarians and booksellers will find COLLECTORS' GUIDE TO MAPS OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND SOUTHERN AFRICA an essential reference work of permanent value." .

$23.16

Maps of Africa. Proceedings of the Symposium on Maps held at the South African Library, Cape Town, on 24-26 November 1988

By Norwich, O.I., and others

(Cape Town: South African Library, 1989) 0869680900. 213 x 149 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 174; some maps. Slight scuff to upper cover. Very good condition. "Keynote speaker Dr Oscar Norwich surveyed both the mapping of Africa since 1486, and Chinese maps of Africa in the Middle Ages. A field survey of Devils Peak, a survey of the official maps published in South Africa, and an account of the compilation of the geological map of Gondwana covered the map-making aspect, while the methods of cataloguing and sorting maps safely into libraries were described. Map collections in archives, chart depots and museums were not forgotten, neither were the complexities and joys of cartographic research. An unusual topic was that of preparing historic town plans for publication. The concluding paper dealt with the education of map librarians and the training necessary for all those involved in maps." .

$23.16

Maps and Map-Makers
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Maps and Map-Makers

By Tooley, R. V.

(London: B. T. Batsford, 1952). Second, revised, edition. 4to; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. xii + 140, incl. index; some text illustrations; several plates after original maps, some of which in full colour. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn and partially sunned; trace of foxing to edges. Very good condition. 'The improvements to this new edition of MAPS AND MAP-MAKERS include many additions to the Bibliographies and Lists of Maps; a number of additional illustrations; and a completely fresh chapter on the Maps of the Scandinavian Countries. ... "No book quite like Maps and Map-Makers, nor so useful in its way, has ever been published in England. Nor have we any work on this subject so well or so generously illustrated, for it contains nearly a hundred large plates, several of them in colour. It has come very opportunely." - Dr. Edward Lynam in The Spectator.' .

$13.23

Maps and Map-makers
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Maps and Map-makers

By Tooley, R. V.

(London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1949). Small 4to; original light brown cloth, with red lettering to spine; upper and lower panels of dustwrapper mounted to front and rear pastedowns; pp. viii + 128, incl. index; numerous plates, some of which in colour. A contemporary review of the work is mounted to the recto of the rear free endpaper, and a Francis Edwards booklet 'Description of a recently discovered "Lafreri" Atlas 1553-1580' is loosely inserted. Extremities a little rubbed; backstrip fraying very slightly at head and tail; earlier owner's name in pencil to front free endpaper; trace of offset to final index page from newsprint review mounted opposite. Very good condition. The anonymous reviewer, whose article is pasted at the rear of this book, says: "Mr. Tooley modestly calls his book a guide for amateur collectors of old maps. Actually it is nothing less than an attempt at a complete survey of all the notable atlases, maps and charts printed between 1477, when Ptolemy's Geographia was first issued, and 1880, with biographical notes on their authors and publishers. ... Mr. Tooley has rendered a signal service to his amateur collectors and to the general public, hitherto all too ignorant of a subject in which science and art are delightfully blended. And even the expert should keep this book by him for the sake of the valuable reference lists which form nearly half its contents." .

$13.23

Maps of Africa. An illustrated and annotated carto-bibliography
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Maps of Africa. An illustrated and annotated carto-bibliography

By Norwich, Oscar I.

(Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1983) 0868520284. 4to; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; decorative endpapers; pp. 444, incl. index; profusely illustrated with pictures of old maps, some of which in full colour. Small piece torn from bottom edge of dustwrapper's upper panel; earlier owner's bookplate to fly-leaf; some faint foxing to edges. Very good condition. "This book, the result of many years collecting and research, is designed to provide an illustrated guide to maps of Africa for collectors as well as for those with a more general interest in the art. The maps are all individually illustrated, each with its own carto-bibliography. They have been subdivided into sections dealing with the Continent of Africa, Southern Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, Sea Charts, North, East and West Africa, and Islands, Town Plans and Ports." .

$66.17

Decorative printed maps of the 15th to 18th centuries a revised edition of Old decorative maps and charts, by A.R. Humphreys

By Skelton, R.A.

(London, Spring Books, 3rd impression, 1967). With eighty-four reproductions and a new text by R.A. Skelton, F.S.A., Superintendent of the Map Room, British Museum. Quarto, pictorial dustwrapper, little marked, pp. 80 + 84 plates. Text edges a little foxed. .

$10.59

Map to illustrate the Government of South Africa

By Southern Africa

(Pretoria, Surveyor-General's Office, 1908). A very large folding political map of Southern Africa (108 x 80 cm), printed in colours. Beginning to break on some folds. Shows German, Portuguese and British possessions from the Cape to the Congo State. .

$15.88

An atlas of ancient geography, by Samuel Butler, D.D.

By Butler, Samuel

(London, Longman & Co., no date, publisher's catalogue for March 1841 bound in). Lord Bishop of Lichfield & Coventry, late Head Master of Shrewsbury School. Author of Modern & Ancient Geography for the use of Schools. Original half calf, very worn, some loss at extremities of the spine, Engraved title-page + engraved index + 22 double-page engraved maps, with outlines in hand-colour + (1: prefatory note) + 31: index + 8: publisher's catalogue. Hinges weak internally, part of front free endpaper torn away, binding a little slack, some foxing and offsetting. .

$66.17

Carte Routière de la Belgique du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et des Régions Limitrophes

By De Boeck, A. (publisher)

(Bruxelles, Maison d'Edition A. de Boeck, no date, possibly 1930s). Very detailed large folding map, printed in six colours. 1/320 000 scale. Largest dimension is about one metre. Very slight foxing, light dusting on the external labels, small old bookseller's label affixed. Good. .

$5.29

Atlas of Discovery

By Roberts, Gail, with an introduction by Sir Francis Chichester

(New York, Gallery Books, 1989). 4to; original brown cloth; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 192, incl. index; profusely illustrated. Very good condition. "The story of exploration is the story of history's greatest adventures, resounding with tales of courage and of achievement in the face of impossible odds. It is a story that begins far back in the mists of time, and that even now is not complete. For, although little of the earth remains unknown, man is constantly seeking new worlds to conquer, or fresh deeds to dare. This atlas tells the story of man's gradual discovery of his world. The form was chosen so that the route each pioneer followed could be plotted in detail; and the maps showing the explorers' journeys are augmented by others, picturing the world as it was thought to be in the time of the explorers, and showing political and geographical features of their day. The maps are linked and amplified by the text, which describes the discoverers, their motives, and their explorations into the unknown world." .

$13.23