COLLECTING OLD MAPS. Francis J. Manasek.

COLLECTING OLD MAPS.

(Maps).
  • Norwich (VT): Terra Nova Press, 1998.
  • small 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • xii, 13-314, (2) pages.
  • ISBN: 0964900068

Price: $40.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 52665

First edition. A book for those seriously interested in starting a map collection. In his preface, the author, a rare book and map dealer, states that he is writing for people who wish to collect collectable maps, and that he therefore uses maps which are available and not too expensive as his examples. Part I covers: design and types of maps; engraving, printing and coloring; copies and forgeries; conservation and condition, and acquisition and map markets. Part II is a survey of maps from the Renaissance through the 1940's. Part III (appendix) deals with map makers, composition and chemistry of map materials, sources, etc., and provides a glossary and short bibliography. With many illustrations, in black-and-white except for eight in color in the appendix. Spine lightly sunned, else fine. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.