Venezia: Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, 1954. 4to. later cloth, leather spine label, printed wrappers bound-in. (vi), 95 pages with 31 plates. Introduction by Roberto Almagia. A catalog of an exhibition at the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice 1954. With 86 maps described in full, bibliography, and 31 black-and-white plates. Minor wear and rubbing to covers, scratching to spine label. Bound-in wrappers soiled and creased. READ MORE
(Mansfield Centre: Martino Fine Books, n.d. circa 1999). 8vo. cloth. x, 567 pages. Reprint of the first edition published by the GPO in 1912 (Besterman 6266-6267; Ristow, Guide to the History of Cartography, no.207). This important cartography bibliography is an "annotated record of some 700 maps important in the history of North America, especially of the former Spanish Colonies. It has extensive references to source materials as well as a comprehensive index." Annotations are very extensive. READ MORE
With a Foreword by Sir Thomas Kendrick.
London: The Batchworth Press, (1953). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 140 pages. With a Foreword by Sir Thomas Kendrick. First edition. With 52 illustrations of maps. Jacket worn with pieces missing. Private ownership ink stamp on front pastedown. READ MORE
Wellingborough: Thorsons Publishers Limited, (1990). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 143+(1) pages. First edition. The complete guide for the ambitious calligrapher, covering subjects such as decorative borders, historiated initials, designing illuminated charts, and decorative maps. Illustrated and indexed. READ MORE
Ann Arbor: Arbor Libri Press, 1995. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 146 pages. First edition. "Mr. Manasek's travels in search of antiquarian books, maps, and other items have taken him around the world and he shares with us his insights on finding, buying, pricing and selling fine antiquarian items." READ MORE
Madrid: (EPSC), 1973. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 157 pages. Text in Spanish. Historical atlas published to commemorate Sesquicentennial of Naval Battle of Capitán Chico, 1823. Sponsored by Venezuelan embassy in Madrid. Wrappers and spine worn at edges, and detached. READ MORE
Madrid: Ministerio de Defensa, 2007. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 383; 384-710 pages. 2 volumes. Text in Spanish. Catalogue of Historical atlases in the Naval Museum, Madrid, published by the Ministry of Defence. Presentation page, prologue, historical survey of the development of the atlas. Chapters on the characteristics of atlases, the development of hydrological services in Europe and the collection at the Naval Museum. Includes Dutch, French and English items. Comprehensive discussion and description of each... READ MORE
Foreword by Edward H. Dahl.
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, (2001). 12 x 11.5 inches. cloth, embossed medallion on front cover, dust jacket. xvii, (iii), 354, (2) pages. Foreword by Edward H. Dahl. Limited to 1000 copies. As the first comprehensive, fully descriptive list of the printed maps of New England prior to 1800, this volume documents every effort to depict the area cartographically, including maps printed in the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Italy, as well as English and... READ MORE
trans-adhesive map type specimen book
Chicago, IL: Monsen-Chicago, Inc. 1951. 4to. self paper wrappers. (ii), 38 pages. trans-adhesive map type specimen book. A catalogue of Monsen type specimens used in Trans-adhesive maps. Four page Price List insert in front of book. Minor stains and some tears from adhesives on cover. READ MORE
Austin: Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, (1967). 8vo. cloth, dust jackets. xvi,395+(1); xi,430 pages. 2 volumes. (Toomey 617). Preface and introduction by Ms. Montero. Flat maps published since 1926. An effort to catalogue maps published since the American Geographical Society's A Catalogue of Maps of Hispanic America (New York, 1930-2). Organized by nation or region (eg. the West Indies). Table of contents, appendix and index in each volume. Ex library with markings. READ MORE
(St. Paul: North Central Publishing Company), 1956. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 13, (3) pages. Exhibition of three maps in the James F. Bell Collection at the University of Minnesota, portraying perceptions of what is now known as the Bering Strait. Foreword by John Parker, Curator. Includes a foldout map in packet on inside back wrapper. Two black and white illustrations. READ MORE
(Verona: Grafiche Siz, 1980). 8vo. pictorial paper covered boards. 105, (3) pages. Text in Italian. Catalogue of maps from the 16th to the early 18th century. Maps on boards and endpapers. 34 plates, including three in color. Bibliography and biographical sketches of prominent cartographers. Directory of antique map dealers in Italy. READ MORE
Books on the Art of Navigation Left by Dr. Ernst Crone to the Scheepvaart Museum in 1975 and Books on the Same Subject Acquired by the Museum Previously
Amsterdam: DeGraaf Publishers, 1989. large 8vo. cloth. lx, 805+(1) pages. Books on the Art of Navigation Left by Dr. Ernst Crone to the Scheepvaart Museum in 1975 and Books on the Same Subject Acquired by the Museum Previously. Volume XXVI of the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Neerlandica series. A descriptive special catalogue with annotations, indexes, and an introduction to the catalogue by the author. Includes a bibliography, a short history of the art of navigation in the... READ MORE
London, England: Phillips, du Pury & Luxembourg, 2001. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 50, (10) pages. Auction, December 7, 2001. 251 lots. Table of contents, index. List of realized prices from an auction of November 9, 2001. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE
(Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, n.d. but 1999). thick 8vo. cloth. xiii,1208; (ii),1209-1659; cxxxvii,1030; clxiii,639 pages. 4 volumes. (Besterman p.1164) which was published by the GPO in Washington over the period 1909 to 1920. Detailed descriptions of 5324 atlases and maps held by the Library of Congress. Exceedingly important reference set. READ MORE
New York: Crescent Books, (1987). large 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 319+(1) pages. Documenting three centuries of daring exploration, tenacious settlement and fierce colonial rivalry, the maps of early America beautifully reproduced in this book make it an authoritative reference book as well as a stunning visual experience. This handsome volume contains 180 extensively captioned maps, nearly all in full color, and more than 90 supplementary illustrations. The accompanying text features the history of cartography, the... READ MORE
Liden: E.J. Brill, 1932. folio, elephant folio. half leather, paper-covered boards; folio, half cloth with paper-covered boards. xvi, 605, (2); xii, (83); (vi), 37; (3), (157) plates;. 4 volumes. Text in German, Latin, Greek. Four volume set of Ptolemy's Geography. Volume I is divided in three parts and is a detailed examination of Ptolemy as man, geographer, mapmaker, written in German by Josephi Fischer, with various indices, including names, geographers, subjects and a general index... READ MORE
2 volumes bound in 1.
Milano: Luigi Alfieri, 1929. folio. quarter leather, leather spine label, marbled paper-covered boards. 196; 23+(1) pages with 20 plates. 2 volumes bound in 1. Text in Italian. Catalogue of 575 items held in the collection of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, including nautical charts, manuscripts, globes and maps. The index volume is also bound-in with 20 black-and-white tipped-in plates. Hand-written corrections have been added to the text in various places. Slight scratching to the spine... READ MORE