Washington, DC and New Castle, DE: Library of Congress and Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 9 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 240 pages. "For centuries Fabriano has been Italy's most famous papermaking center, and Albro, a conservator at the Library of Congress, relates its early history with unrivaled knowledge." -Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Sylvia Rodgers Albro, senior conservator of rare materials on paper at the Library of Congress, Washington, has done us all a.... READ MORE about FABRIANO: CITY OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PAPERMAKING
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Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2019. 17.5 x 24.5 cm. Hardcover, cloth. 175 pages. This elegant publication features select papers presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, entitled 'Knowledge is Power' (Cartography Sessions), held in collaboration with the University of Cyprus (Nicosia, November 2016). The essays annotate three - until now unpublished - distinct manuscripts dating to the 17th and 18th centuries from the Foundation's Collection: an atlas from the famous cartographic... READ MORE about MEDITERRANEAN CARTOGRAPHIC STORIES: SEVENTEENTH- AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MASTERPIECES FROM THE...
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2014. 7 x 9.6 inches. hardcover, cloth. 260 pages. This volume (Athens 2014, in English) features 13 select papers from the 1st International Scientific Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (Athens, October 2012), with an Introduction by the editors, Gilles Grivaud and George Tolias. Being a key geographic, strategic, commercial and cultural crossroad, Cyprus attracted the interest of travellers, pilgrims, scholars, scientists and men of action, who contributed to the production... READ MORE about CYPRUS AT THE CROSSROADS: GEOGRAPHICAL PERCEPTIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS FROM THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
From the Sylvia Ioannou Collection
Athens: Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, 2003. 9.75 x 12.5 inches. paperback. 240 pages. From the Sylvia Ioannou Collection. This book contains five units comprising the whole of the Sylvia Ioannou's collection of maps about her homeland, Cyprus. Each unit displays the development of cartography and the history of the island. The first three units encompass Frankish and Venetian rule. Maps and rare loose sheets illustrate the Frankish walls of Nicosia, the philosophical concept of the world... READ MORE about SWEET LAND OF CYPRUS: THE EUROPEAN CARTOGRAPHY OF CYPRUS (15TH-19TH CENTURY
New Castle and Houten: Oak Knoll Press and HES & DE GRAAF, 2011. 5 x 9.5 inches. Hardcover. 256 pages. This is the first in a series of sixteen reference guides designed for the historic and antique map collector, curator, or enthusiast. Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, the Netherlands had a thriving map production and publishing industry, with figures like Johannes Blaeu and Abraham Ortelius leading the Dutch cartographic industry. The maps produced in... READ MORE about GUIDES TO DUTCH ATLAS MAPS: THE BRITISH ISLES, VOLUME 1: ENGLAND
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2016. 10 x 13.4 inches. hardcover, cloth. "Altogether, forty-four maps have been listed in chronological order. The final pages contain four Appendixes--one a highly original graphic key to the Shapes of Cyprus arranged in families--bibliographies and indexes. Everything has been done to ensure the reader gets the maximum benefit from the book. This is a comprehensive reference work for anyone interested in the history of cartography, for it places that island... READ MORE about CYPRUS: THE BOOK OF MAPS, VOLUME 1: 15th-16th CENTURIES
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 about NEW ENGLAND IN EARLY PRINTED MAPS 1513 TO 1800, AN ILLUSTRATED CARTO-BIBLIOGRAPHY
New York: The Grolier Club, 2018. 12 x 9 inches. stiff paper covers with French flaps. 155  pages. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Grolier Club, March 22 - May 26, 2018, focussing primarily on maps that illustrate who went west in the 19th century and why. However, the earliest map in the exhibition is Girolamo Ruscelli's "Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova", was printed in Venice in 1574. It and other 16th and 17th century... READ MORE about "WESTWARD THE COURSE OF EMPIRE": EXPLORING AND SETTLING THE AMERICAN WEST
Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 1999. 9 x 7.5 (landscape). cloth. 40 pages. John Spilsbury, who styled himself an "Engraver and Map Dissector in Wood, in Order to Facilitate the Teaching of Geography," is credited with the invention of "dissected maps", hand-colored maps, printed from copper plates, which were mounted on thin sheets of mahogany and cut into pieces according to the political borders of the region mapped. The discovery of an extraordinary set of... READ MORE about NEATLY DISSECTED FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF YOUNG LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GEOGRAPHY:...
Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 1999. 9 x 7.5 (landscape). paperback. 40 pages. John Spilsbury, who styled himself an "Engraver and Map Dissector in Wood, in Order to Facilitate the Teaching of Geography," is credited with the invention of "dissected maps", hand-colored maps, printed from copper plates, which were mounted on thin sheets of mahogany and cut into pieces according to the political borders of the region mapped. The discovery of an extraordinary set of... READ MORE about NEATLY DISSECTED FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF YOUNG LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GEOGRAPHY:...
New York: The Grolier Club, 2000. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 24 pages. This catalogue describes books from the collection of Mark D. Tomasko showcased at the Grolier Club exhibition from November 29, 2000 to January 12, 2001. New York City became the collecting interest of Tomasko when the outer edges of the city were still surrounded by buildings from New York's seaport era. Over the years, New York's landscape and architecture changed, and he... READ MORE about NEW YORK CITY: 200 YEARS IN MAPS
Athens: AdVenture, 2006. 8.5 x 11.25 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 352 pages. Antonio Millo was a sixteenth-century cartographer who lived in Venice. This publication is based on one of his oldest Italian manuscripts, most likely transcribed while he was still alive. Millo's earliest dated Isolario (a manuscript description of an island and its corresponding maps) comes from the collection of Sylvia Ioannous that was devoted to the history of her homeland, Cyprus. The Isolario was... READ MORE about ANTONIO MILLO ISOLARIO
Athens: Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, 2009. 9.75 x 13.25 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 358 pages. In its third edition, this catalogue covers a period of more than 300 years of printed European cartography concerning Greece. With nearly 4,000 maps listed alphabetically by the makers names and 500 black-and-white illustrations, this is the most inclusive cartographical bibliography produced about Greece from the period of 1477 to 1800. Maps are listed in alphabetical order under the name of... READ MORE about A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED MAPS OF GREECE 1477-1800