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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

(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

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

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

(2 vols: explanatory text and plates):

By Gottschalk, Paul

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 has the translations in English, the final page of which is "a selected list of maps on which is indicated the line of demarcation," by E.l. Stevenson. These volumes discuss the four papal bulls of Alexander VI, and also disscuss the Treaty of Tordesillas. The plates volume (130 plates) contains introductions to, and transliterations and translations of the original Latin texts of the bulls and treaty, along with relevant map images. These bulls are discussed as the "earliest diplomatic documents in the history of America," and certainly among the most important. The set was issued as a limited edition ("172 copies printed, of which 150 are for sale"). The contents of the text volume is actually replicated in the plate volume, but also is present as a separate volume without the plates. The maps included (Cantino map, Salviati map, Weimar map) are reprints from: Edward L. Stevenson, "Maps illustrating the early discovery and exploaration in America, 1502-1530.". First Edition. Very Good.

$1375.00

(Facsimile, History of Cartography): The American atlas, or, A geographical description of the whole continent of America: wherein are delineated at large, its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly the British Colonies

By Jefferys, Thomas

London: Times Newspapers in association with the Royal Geographical Society and David Paradine Developments Ltd., 1976. Slip-cased 22 inch elephant folio, near fine, in half blue goat-skin and marbled paper boards. Thirty map sheets originally from 49 copperplates, based on the copy at the Royal Geographical Society. Slip case with one or two small scuffs, gilt lettered label. This edition was limited to 200 copies, this one being unnumbered (not unusual). This is a very attractive bicentennial facsimile atlas, and certainly one of the most important cartographic items pertaining to America in the Revolutionary War era. This particular facsimile, based on the map count and dates, is from the 1777 issue of the atlas (originally issued s in 1776), and printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett. For a description of the varied issues see David Rumsey's online map collection, Ref. 0346b. . Facsimile, Limited. Half-Leather. Near Fine.

$1775.00

(History, Cartography): Geography and Enlightenment

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

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 end of the book. Contributors included geographers, science historians, social anthropologists, and general historians. The book deals with both the geography of the Enlightenment, and the way this knowledge was rooted in the intellectual activities of the times.. First Edition. Cloth. As New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$60.00

(Reprint Atlas; Astronomy): Harmonia Macrocosmia of 1660. The Finest Atlas of the Heavens

By Cellarius, Andreas (introduction by Robert van Gent)

Köln : Taschen, 2006. This is an oversized (21 inch elephant folio), reprint copy of the first edition in the Library of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (published by Johannes Janssonius), with an "introduction by Robert van Gent, one of the leading Cellarius experts, summarizing the history of celestial cartography from antiquity to late 17th/early 18th century and illuminating the life and work of Andreas Cellarius." (from the Taschen website) Van Ghent's details provide an update over earlier biographies. The 29 plates are reproduced in full color; 240 pp. The appendix includes historical details of the mythology of the constellations.. First Edition Thus. Decorative Cloth. As New.

$125.00

(History, Exploration): The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

By Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Gary E Moulton (editor); Thomas W Dunlay (assistant editor)

Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska--Lincoln.; Center for Great Plains Studies. ; American Philosophical Society, 1983. Very good overall, complete set, all first editions issued between 1983 and 2001. Eleven octavo volumes, one quarto (Herbarium), and the atlas folio (no jacket). All original jackets are present, with a few small nicks to the upper spine on several jackets, and slight soiling and a small stain on the cover of v. 2. This set has seen very little use; interior pages are clean. There is some fading to the spine of the atlas volume. All are first issues. The 13 volumes are: v. 1. Atlas of the Lewis & Clark Expedition -- v. 2. August 30, 1803-August 24, 1804 -- v. 3. August 25, 1804-April 6, 1805 -- v. 4. April 7-July 27, 1805 -- v. 5. July 28-November 1, 1805 -- v. 6. November 2, 1805-March 22, 1806 -- v. 7. March 23-June 9. 1806 -- v. 8. June 10-September 26, 1806 -- v. 9. The journals of John Ordway, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806, and Charles Floyd, May 14-August 18, 1804 -- v. 10. The journal of Patrick Gass, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806 -- v. 11. The journals of Joseph Whitehouse, May 14, 1804-April 2, 1806 -- v. 12. Herbarium of the Lewis & Clark Expedition -- v. 13. Comprehensive index (this list was taken from WorldCat). . First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good.

$2200.00

(History of Cartography): Monarchs Ministers and Maps. The Emergence of Cartography as a Tool of Government in Early Modern Europe

By Buisseret, David (editor)

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 later). Much of the history coincides with the development of the European nation-states, and chapters relate to Italy, England, the Spanish and Austrian Habsburgs, France and Poland. This is a nice edition to any library dealing with the history of cartography.. Cloth. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$50.00

(History, Medieval France & England): Froissarts cronycles, translated out of the French by Sir John Bourchier, lord Berners

By Froissart, Jean; Berners, John Bourchier

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 copies of this edition have been printed ... of which three hundred and twenty are for sale. Seven more copies have been printed on vellum. This copy is numbered 184." First edition thus. Hundreds of hand-colored coats-of-arms of English, Scottish, and Irish princes and knights, drawn by Paul Woodroffe. Six maps with outline color. From WorldCat entry: v. 1. Part 1. Chapters I-CLIII. AD. 1326 to 1352. v. 1, part 2. Chapters CLIV-CCLXI. A.D. 1352-1369. v. 1, part. 3. Chapters CCLXII-CCCLXVII. A.D. 1369-1380. v. 1, part 4. Chapters CCCLXVIII-CCCCLI. A.D. 1380-1385. v. 2, part 1. Chapters I-LI. A.D. 1385-1386. v. 2, part 2. Chapters LIII-CXLIX. A.D. 1386-1388. v. 2, part 3. Chapters CL-CXCIX. A.D. 1388-1394. v. 2, part 4. Chapters CC-CCXLIX. A.D. 1359-1400. This work appeared over two years: 1927 and 1928, after A. H. Bullen had died in 1927 and the Shakespeare Head Press had been acquired by a partnership including Basil Blackwell, the Oxford bookseller (from University of Glasgow Special Collections website). Overall very good, and the interior has seen little use. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedowns.. Limited/Numbered. Very Good.

$2175.00

(History of Cartography): Monarchs Ministers and Maps. The Emergence of Cartography as a Tool of Government in Early Modern Europe

By Buisseret, David (editor)

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 later). Much of the history coincides with the development of the European nation-states, and chapters relate to Italy, England, the Spanish and Austrian Habsburgs, France and Poland. This is a nice edition to any library dealing with the history of cartography.. Cloth. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$58.00

(History of Cartography): Lewis Evans His Map of the Middle British Colonies in America: A Comparative Account of Ten Different Editions Published Between 1755 and 1807

By Stevens, Henry N

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 to find.. First Edition. Stiff Paper. Very Good. 8vo.

$375.00

(History, Cartography, Facsimile): The John Henry County Map of Virginia 1770

By Wright, Louis B. (introduction by)

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 first map to show the county boundaries within the state. Henry (Patrick Henry's father) was hoping his efforts would provide a greater monetary reward than they did, but the bad press dashed those hopes.Still, the map provided important social and economic information, and its deficiencies are perhaps no more severe than other contemporary maps. This is an uncommon facsimile production, in excellent condition (the interior has seen very little use, and the slipcase is remarkably clean, with only slight fading towards the open end).. Limited. Cloth.

$425.00

(Reference, City Planning, History): Envisioning the City. Six Studies in Urban Cartography

By Buisseret, David (editor)

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 to city maps of China, the Renaissance, 16th-17th century Spain, military architecture and the early modern city, early modern Europe, Plan of Chicago (Burnham and Bennett). As would be expected, this is a lucid, scholarly and well-written volume.. Cloth. As New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$38.00

(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)

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 is a copy of Colton's 1848 map of Long Island), with sound bindings and original spine labels, minimally scratched, with some scuffing of boards. All vols. 9 inch quartos, top edges gilt, with frontispiece buts of Thompson in vol. 1 (original tissue guard present). Vol I: xlix, 538; Vol. 2: 649: Vol. 3 677 (includes complete index to all 3 vols.). This was considered the 'best' edition. Howes T187. This third edition was the one recently reproduced in CD format. The set was limited to 750 copies, 600 in our format, and another 150 on French handmade paper and issued in 4 vols.. 3rd. Cloth. Very Good.

$485.00

(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)

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 spine labels. All vols. 9 inch quartos, top edges gilt, with frontispiece buts of Thompson in vol. 1 (original tissue guard present). Vol I: xlix, 538; Vol. 2: 649: Vol. 3 677 (includes complete index to all 3 vols.). This was considered the 'best' edition. Howes T187. This third edition was the one recently reproduced in CD format. The set was limited to 750 copies, 600 in our format, and another 150 on French handmade paper and issued in 4 vols.. 3rd. Cloth. Very Good.

$525.00

(History of Cartography): The Shaping of Vermont. From the Wilderness to the Centennial 1749-1877

By Graffagnino, J. Kevin

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 and manuscript reproductions (in b&w). This is a fine piece of New England history, with a nice bibliography, and increasingly uncommon.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Fair.

$195.00

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