PORTOLAN CHARTS, THEIR ORIGIN AND CHARACTERISTICS, WITH A DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF THOSE BELONGING TO THE HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA.
Stevenson, Edward Luther
A facsimile of the original edition published by the Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1911 (Besterman 1153). This scarce catalogue, which includes an introductory essay and bibliography, describes thirty-two portolan charts belonging to the Hispanic Society of America, from circa 1425 to 1650, with fifteen black-and-white reproductions. The original is quite scarce, and it is no longer in print in any edition .
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Taylor A11. One of 255 numbered copies. Designed as a collection of "various short pieces which were almost all connected in some way to papermaking or printing, and generally written in a humorous or informal manner." It contains an article on Schaeffer's wasp nest paper, a leaf made from recycling junk mail, and a reprint of the first poem written on the subject of collecting books on papermaking. It is also the only Bird & Bull book to contain a brass token used for services in a house of ill repute. Prospectus loosely inserted.