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Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1992. Large 8vo., 189pp including index. This is a scholarly and readable volume based on the 1985 Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography, given at the Newberry Library. There is detailed referencing, and the volume looks at the political uses of cartography from 1400 to 1700 (actually some detail goes a bit… Read more
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Atlas of Israel, Cartography Physical and Human Geography

by The Survey of Israel (multiauthored atlas)

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Published
1985
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3rd
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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,… Read more
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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;… Read more
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Mapoteca Geologica Americana: A Catalogue of Geological Maps of America 1752-1881...

by Marcou, Jules and John B.

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Published
1998
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Limited
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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" -… Read more
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The Sovereign Map : Theoretical Approaches in Cartography Throughout History

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

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2006
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First English Edition
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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… Read more
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(2 vols: explanatory text and plates):

by Gottschalk, Paul

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Published
1927
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Berlin, 1927. Published by the author. Two volumes, with some dampstaining to the lower portion of the text volume only. The text itself is clean, and there is no dampstaining to the plate volume. Original quarter vellum (gilt-lettered spines) and brown cloth boards. Two 15.75 inch folio volumes. The thinner of the two is the text volume (91 pp.), which… Read more
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(History, Cartography): Geography and Enlightenment

by Livingstone, David N. and Withers, Charles W.J. (editors)

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1999
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Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999. New copy, dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine. viii, 455 pp. The 14 papers in this volume were taken from a conference of the same title,held in July 1996 at the University of Edinburgh's Instute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Each chapter has its own references, along with the cummulative index at the… Read more
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(History, Medieval France & England): Froissarts cronycles, translated out of the French by Sir John Bourchier, lord Berners

by Froissart, Jean; Berners, John Bourchier

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Published
1927
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Limited/Numbered
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Oxford: Stratford-upon-Avon, Printed at the Shakesperare head press & pub. for the Press by B. Blackwell, Oxford, 1927. Eight quarto vols, 9.75 inches, original linen-backed boards, handmade paper with deckle edges, paper spine labels, and two single sheets ads included (in vol. 1 of part 1 and vol. 1 of part 2). Minimal scuffing to boards. "Three hundred and fifty… Read more
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London: Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles, 39 Great Russell Street Over Against the South-West Corner of the British Museum, 1905. Overall very good copy in original stiff paper boards, with Chiswick Press colophon towards rear of book. 41 pp., 8.75 inch octavo, with some chipping to edge of upper spine. Covers minimally soiled. This small reference monograph is increasingly difficult… Read more
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(History, Cartography, Facsimile): The John Henry County Map of Virginia 1770

by Wright, Louis B. (introduction by)

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Published
1977
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Limited
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Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press , 1977. Fourteen inch folio in orginal brown, gilt-lettered slipcase, produced as a limited (unnumbered) edition of 500. Wright's introduction is nicely referenced, and the four loose maps sheets are all present. In spite of numerous criticisms (including those of Thomas Pownall), this is a major piece of Virginia cartographic history, as it was the… Read more
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(Reference, City Planning, History): Envisioning the City. Six Studies in Urban Cartography

by Buisseret, David (editor)

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1998
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Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1998. Small 4to, new, with like DJ. xiii, 181 pp (including index; each chapter has its own independent notes). These essays are "revised versions of the lectures delivered in the tenth series of Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography, held at the Newberry Library, Chicago, in November 1991." Subjects cover pertain… Read more
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(New York: 3 Volume Set): History of Long Island from Its Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time..The Third Edition..Greatly Enlarged

by Thompson, Benjamin F. (with author biography by Charles J. werner)

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Published
1918
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Very Good
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3rd
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New York: Robert H. Dodd, 1918. Very good condition, complete 3 vol. set on Berkshire linen (limited to 600 copies), deckle edges. Early owner's bookplates on front pastedown, and some indication that this set had come from the library of the late Alistaire Cook. Original endpapers present. Numerous illustrations, including the folding maps in vols. 1 and 3 (this one… Read more
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(New York: 3 Volume Set): History of Long Island from Its Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time..The Third Edition..Greatly Enlarged

by Thompson, Benjamin F. (with author biography by Charles J. werner)

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1918
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Very Good
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3rd
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New York: Robert H. Dodd, 1918. Very good condition, complete 3 vol. set on Berkshire linen (limited to 600 copies), very little internal use with several pages uncut. Original endpapers present. Numerous illustrations, including the folding maps in vols. 1 and 3 (this one is a copy of Colton's 1848 map of Long Island), with sound bindings and original… Read more
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(History of Cartography): The Shaping of Vermont. From the Wilderness to the Centennial 1749-1877

by Graffagnino, J. Kevin

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Published
1983
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Rutland: Vermont Heritage Press, 1983. This is a small elephant folio (15.75 inches), with the green cloth boards in very good condition, internally clean, with a tight binding. The DJ is present, but with several marginal tears, and a longer tear at the spine. xxxii, 148 pp. This does not have a map portfolio, but is loaded with maps, portraits… Read more
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Virginia Cartography

by Phillips, Philip Lee

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1995
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Arbor Libri Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995. 8vo,85 pp, As new (issued w/o DJ). Introduction by F.J.Manasek. This is a reproduction of Phillips 1896 bibliographic monograph listing 200 virginia maps..
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Mansfield Centre: Martino Fine Books, 1999. As new limited facsimile edition of this work, originally issued by the Library of Congress and edited by Phillips. Woodbury Lowery was a scholar on the subject. Records about 700 important maps pertaining mostly to the former Spanish colonies in N. America. This was first published 1912. 567pp including an extensive index.. Cloth. As… Read more
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(History of Cartography): Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest

by Hayes, Derek

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1999
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Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1999. As new copy of the first edition this wonderful recent production, already increasingly difficult to find. Hard to beat this quality for the price. This has already received rave reviews from several sources, and reproduces 320 maps over four centuries (ranging from Sir Francis Drake's 1579 voyages through the Klondike goldrush and Canadian Pacific Railways maps/surveys).… Read more
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(Reference; France): Geography Unbound. French Geographic Science from Cassini to Humboldt

by Godlewska, Anne Marie Claire

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1999
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First Edition
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Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999. Large 8vo., new, xii, 444 pages (including references and index). An impressive academic study by a faculty member a Queens Univ. in Canada. This discusses a long period of intellectual dormancy, if not outright decline, in the study of geography in France from the late 18th until the late 19th century. Whether one agrees… Read more
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London: J. D. Potter, Agent for Admiralty Charts.., 1860. The actual chart measure 30 x 24 inches, folding into the 8.5 x 13 inch oblong cloth boards (gilt stamped title: Chart of Naval History 1860) . The boards are a bit scuffed, with the sticker of the "Statistical Society, Founded 1834" on the front cover, and a few discrete stamps… Read more
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Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press, 1958. Eleven inch 4to, very good, with good DJ (few chips at spine ends of DJ only). Binding tight. 1x, 275 pp with index and map list. This is the first edition of this classic. Owner's signature dated 1958, in ink, on front pastedown. This is a hard-to-find item as a first edition, and is… Read more
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$220.00