Recent Arrivals from The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books

Recent Arrivals from The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books

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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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As New
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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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Published
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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(Railroad Map): London and Birmingham Railway

by Stephenson, Robert (engineer)

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Published
1838
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Very Good
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First Edition Thus
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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… Read more
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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… Read more
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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… Read more
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image of (Map of Southwestern Africa): Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra Promentorium Bonae spei

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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… Read more
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image of [Biblical Engraving; Gospel of John]: The Last Supper

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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… Read more
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image of [Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The New Jerusalem

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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… Read more
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image of [Biblical Engraving; Book of Daniel; Lion's Den]: Daniel's Deliverance

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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… Read more
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image of [Biblical Engraving; Gospel of Matthew]: The Last Judgement

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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… Read more
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image of [Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The Seven Seales of the Book

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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...',… Read more
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image of [Biblical Engraving; Book of Revelations]: The Locust

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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… Read more
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image of [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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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… Read more
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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… Read more
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Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Near fine, two sheet copperplate engraved set, plates 18 and 19, b&w as issued from the "Atlas Encyclopedique..." by Bonne and Desmarest. Engraved by Gaspar André. A nice wind rose is present on the lower left of sheet 18 (the western sheet). Each image measures approximately 23 x 33 cm..
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(Map of Italy): Italie

by Bonne Rigobert

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1787
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Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Near fine map of Italy from Bonne and Desmarest's "Atlas Encylopedique..." Engraved by Gaspar André. Prime meridians are Paris and the Isle de Fer. Nine separate scales. B&W, as issued. This is plate 51 from the atlas. The copperplate engraved image measures 33 x 23 cm. Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica are shown..… Read more
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Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Very good, copperplate engraved map, b&w as issued, with some generalized browning. Engraved by Gaspar André. Several tables with climactic information present, and a spherical represenation of climactic zones in the lower right corner. This is plate 22 from the "Atlas Encyclopedique..." by Bonne and Desmarest. The image measures approximately 23 X… Read more
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