Books, Periodicals, & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exporation of Antarcitca
London: J.J.H Simper & J.I Simper, 1980. 8vo. faux leather. xi, (i), 220 pages. Books, Periodicals, & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exporation of Antarcitca. Second edition. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Contains a listing of 3072 items. READ MORE
Books, Periodicals, & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exporation of Antarcitca
(Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2001). 8vo. cloth. xxxiv, 139+(1) pages. Facsimile edition of volume first published by Cambridge University Press in 1925. (Besterman 1169). A well-known English cartographer, John Cary began as an engraver in London and turned to publishing and land surveying in 1783. His New and Correct English Atlas appeared in 1787, followed by county atlases. The New Universal Atlas, for which he is best known, first appeared in 1808. Fordham, rightfully... READ MORE
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2004. 8vo. cloth. x, 180 pages. Reprint of the 1914 first edition. Sir George Fordham was born in 1859 and produced many publications describing the maps and road books of the British Isles and France and donated his personal road book collection to the Royal Geographical Society. The Society triennially awards the Sir George Fordham Award for Cartobibliography, a term introduced by him for the cataloguing of maps in a.... READ MORE
The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography Occasional Publication No. 4.
Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1990. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (xiii), 21 plates, 60 pages. The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography Occasional Publication No. 4. This volume is a descriptive bibliography of the map maker Paolo Forlani, who was active in sixteenth-century Italy. It includes 144 items with 21 black-and-white illustrations, a list of references, an index of persons named and a geographical index. Minor soiling on covers with some dents on... READ MORE
6 volumes bound in 1.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. 8vo. later polished cloth, red leather spine label, top edge gilt. 43; 174; 131; 156; 77 pages. 6 volumes bound in 1. Also includes Griffiin's A List of Book,,, Relating to Trusts, Morrison's List of Books... Relating to Interoceanic Canal and Railway Routes, Griffin's List of Books... Relating to the Theory of Colonization.., Griffin's List of Books... Relating to the Theory of Colonization (2nd edition), and most importantly, Phillips List... READ MORE
New York: The New York Public Library, 1931. 4to. later cloth with original front paper wrapper mounted on front cover. 128 pages. (Besterman 4230). Introduction by the editor, assistant bibliographer at the NYPL. One black and white plate. Organized chronologically, c. 1600 to 1930. 1994 entries. Entries include map description, date, scale, size and repository(ies) where located. Indices of names and subjects. Ex library with markings. Small tear on table of contents page. READ MORE
3 volumes bound in 1.
(Staten Island: Maurizio Martino, 1998). 8vo. cloth. v-xi, 743, iii-xiii,37; 41-202,205-225; 229-276; 279-286; 287-289; 291-293; 295-325 pages. 3 volumes bound in 1. Reprint of the Rome edition published by Alla Sede Della Societa in 1882 and containing 717 entries chronologically arranged. (Besterman 6464 and 1153). Color map insert. Covers Italian explorers and the period of 1120 to 1881. This definitive bibliography includes Amat and Uzielli's studies of maps of Italian exploration from the 13th to... READ MORE
N.P. Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, 1976. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 164 pages. Catalog of an exhibition at the Duke August Library in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, from June 30 through August 22, 1976, and subsequently at Princeton and Chicago. Bilingual text in English and German. Lists 251 items, usually with annotations, many with black and white illustrations. Covers with color illustrations. READ MORE
(Chelsea, U.K.): Carey & Claridge, Ltd., 1965-1968. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 103,155,110,84,99,99,123,79 pages. 8 volumes. Eight volume catalogue of the auction sale of the collection of C.A.Kenney, 1965-1968. Black and white plates and illustrations throughout. Part 1-May 10-11, 1965, trade and economics, geography, navigation and surveying, dictionaries and social history, lots 1 to 555 (Blogie, Vol. III, 202). Part II-October 18-20, 1965, trade and economics, geography, navigation, maps, surveying, and social history, lots 556 to... READ MORE
London: Christie's, 1994. small 4to. paper wrappers. 253, (15) pages. Catalog of an auction in London of incunabula, manuscripts, reference books, German illustrated books, atlases, travel and miscellaneous books. Many interesting offerings, including an illuminated copy of the ninth German bible, 1483, Ptolemy's LIBER GEOGRAPHICA, 1511, and a fine Renaissance binding by Joachim Linck. Well illustrated, with many plates in color. READ MORE
Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, (1969). 4to. cloth, title and author stamped on spine, title stamped on front board. xxxvi, 549+(1) pages. (Toomey 83). Volume II of five volume set, includes Blussé-Mercator. 45 black and white plates, showing title pages and frontispieces. Introduction, list of atlases, abbreviations of literature and locations, and guide to notes. Entries include biographical information about publisher, printed catalogues, atlases published with detailed description of maps included in each atlas. Descriptions in... READ MORE
With a selection of books on travel and voyages.
New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 69 pages. With a selection of books on travel and voyages. Listing 372 items. Slight wrinkling to wrappers. Tanning at spine edge. Date stamp on top edge front wrapper. READ MORE
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
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
Washington: Library of Congress, 1995. 8vo, square. stiff paper wrappers. 80 pages. Overview of the Library's European collections, including arts, science, special collections, rare books and manuscripts, maps, European Americana and American Europeana. Color illustrations throughout. Brief research guide. Publication and ordering information sheet laid in. READ MORE
28 volumes., complete
Paris: Armand Colin, 1946. 8vo. cloth with original paper wrappers bound in. variously paginated. 28 volumes., complete. Text in French. Complete set of the original edition of this work. Periodicals 1946-1975. (Titus III, 663). Annual listing of maps and atlases. Entries divided by continent. This periodical was begun in 1936 as "Bibliographie Cartographique Français," changed to current title in 1946 and continues to be published. Volumes after the 1969 issue are numbered counting 1946 as... READ MORE
Lisboa: Biblioteca Nacional Lisboa, 1982. 8vo. wrappers. (9), 23 pages with ix plates. Written in Portuguese. Catalogue listing 62 map makers from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries showing Portugal, index, and nine black-and-white plates. READ MORE
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2005. large 8vo. cloth. xvii+(i), 479 pages. Reprint of the 1927 first edition (Besterman 2637). This work is believed to be the first attempt at a comprehensive description of the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. The arrangement is chronological, the various editions or reprints being placed immediately after the first issue. Cross-references to the editions or reprints are given under the date of publication, with a reference to the... READ MORE