Antique Map Reference Books/Cartobibliographies

A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece 1477 - 1800.

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ZACHARAKIS, Christos.

Origin: Nicosia, 1982.

A comprehensive reference work for the collector of maps of Greece.

Condition: 4to, illus. card wrappers, light wear; pp. 483. Illus.

Size: 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾ inches).

Reference: 15238

Price: £32

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Antique Maps of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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QUIXLEY, R.C.E.

Origin: Penzance, the Author, 1966.

With notes on editions.

Condition: Oblong 8vo, boards & d/w; pp. 60, illus.

Size: 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 15231

Price: £28

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Astronomical Atlases, Maps & Charts. An Historical & General Guide.

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BROWN, Basil.

Origin: London, Dawsons, 1968.

A re-print of the 1932 edition.

Condition: Small 4to, buckram gilt, pp. 200, illus.

Size: 255 x 200mm (10 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 13746

Price: £21

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Bel et Utile. The Work of the Robert de Vaugondy Family of Mapmakers.

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PEDLEY, Mary Sponberg.

Origin: Tring, Map Collector Publications, 1992.

With catalogues of maps and atlases. Ltd edition of 750; this is number 721.

Condition: 4to, cloth & d/w, pp. 251, illus.

Size: 305 x 240mm (12 x 9½ inches).

Reference: 14887

Price: £68

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British County Maps: Reference and Price Guide.

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BERESINER, Yasha.

Origin: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club, 1983.

A well-illustrated and hard to find reference guide to English County maps. With signed dedication on the title page.

Condition: 4to, cloth & illus. d/w, lightly worn, and short tears to d/w; pp. 295, illus.

Size: 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 8¾ inches).

Reference: 14911

Price: £45

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Collector's Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa.

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TOOLEY, R.V.

Origin: London, Carta Press, 1969.

An important book for the collector of maps of Africa.

Condition: 8vo, cloth, illus. wrappers, worn and short tears; pp. xvi + 132, colour frontis. and 6 plates, + 100 b/w plates. SIGNED by the author.

Size: 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 14910

Price: £38

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Country Life Book of Antique Maps.

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POTTER, Jonathan.

Origin: London, Country Life, 1988.

An informative and well illustrated general reference work covering all areas.

Condition: 4to, boards and d/w, illus; pp. 207, illus some colour.

Size: 310 x 230mm (12¼ x 9 inches).

Reference: 14975

Price: £18

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County Atlases of the British Isles 1579-1850. A Bibliography...

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SKELTON, R.A.

Origin: London, Carta Press, 1970.

Although the title page reads 1579-1850 it only goes to 1703.

Condition: 8vo, cloth, d/w slightly worn; pp. viii + 262, illus.

Size: 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 15181

Price: £25

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County Atlases of the British Isles 1579-1850. A Bibliography...

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SKELTON, R.A.

Origin: London, Carta Press, 1970.

The bibliography of English county maps from Saxton to the Ordnance Survey is of equal, though different interest to the collector and to the historian.

Condition: 8vo, cloth, d/w slightly worn and soiled; pp. viii + 262, illus.

Size: 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 15187

Price: £28

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County Atlases of the British Isles 1579-1850. A Bibliography...

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SKELTON, R.A.

Origin: London, Carta Press, 1970.

An invaluable English County map and Atlas reference work.

Condition: 8vo, cloth, d/w worn and chipped; pp. viii + 262, illus.

Size: 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 15220

Price: £34

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Die Karten von Amerika in dem Islario General des Alonso de Santa Cruz.

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WIESER, Franz R.

Origin: Innsbruck, 1908.

Printed in German and Spanish. The early mapping of America, illustrated with early manuscript maps.

Condition: 4to, paper wrappers, soiled and stained, with some chipping and wear; pp. xx +59 + XV b/w plates on card.

Size: 405 x 305mm (16 x 12 inches).

Reference: 15162

Price: £35

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English Privateering Voyages to the West Indies 1588-1595.

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ANDREWS, Kenneth R.

Origin: Cambridge, Hakluyt Society, 1959.

From the second series No. CXI. Documents relating to English voyages to the West Indies from the defeat of the Armada to the last voyage of Sir Francis Drake, including Spanish documents contributed by Irene A. Wright.

Condition: 8vo. blue embossed cloth, gilt, printed d/w; pp. xxvii + 421, illus, map.

Size: 225 x 150mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

Reference: 15387

Price: £21

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Isles of Gold. Antique Maps of Japan.

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CORTAZZI, Hugh.

Origin: New York, John Weatherhill, 1983.

Japan is an island far out at sea to the eastward, some 1500 miles from the mainland. It is a very big island. The people are fair-complexioned, good-looking, and well mannered. They are idolators, wholly independent and exercising no authority over any nation but themselves. They have gold in great abundance, because it is found there in measureless quantities..." So began Marco Polo's acount of Japan.

Condition: 4to, cloth & illus. d/w; pp. 177, illus.

Size: 305 x 245mm (12 x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 14965

Price: £48

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Japan: A Cartographic Vision. European Printed Maps from the Early 16th to the 19th Century.

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WALTER, Lutz (ed.).

Origin: Munich & New York, Prestel, 1994.

An important reference work for the collector of maps of Japan.

Condition: 4to, cloth & d/w, slightly worn, old ownership signature on front endpaper; pp. 232, illus.

Size: 315 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 14954

Price: £38

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Joan Blaeu and His Grand Atlas.

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KOEMAN, C.

Origin: Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd, 1970.

Joan Blaeu's "Grand Atlas" reflects many aspects of the social and intellectual life of Holland in the 17th century, the era that is known as the Golden Age, the Golden Age of the young Republic of the United Netherlands.

Condition: 8vo, printed wrappers, light wear; pp. vi + 114, illus.

Size: 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼ inches).

Reference: 14081

Price: £10

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Johan Blaeu Le Grand Atlas ou Cosmographie Blaviane Vol. V.

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BLAEU, Johan.

Origin: Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1967.

A lavish full size reproduction of volume V of the Blaeu Atlas.

Condition: Folio, simulated vellum, gold embossed cloth, fine; pp. 325, fully illus.

Size: 550 x 335mm (21¾ x 13¼ inches).

Reference: 14873

Price: £120

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Livio Sanuto Geografia dell' Africa. Venice 1588.

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SKELTON, R. A. (Introduction).

Origin: Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1965.

Full size facsimile of the Sanuto atlas of 1588.

Condition: Folio, cloth & d/w sl.worn; pp. x + 300 +, fully illus.

Size: 460 x 340mm (18 x 13½ inches).

Reference: 14817

Price: £85

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Looking at Old Maps.

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BOOTH, John.

Origin: Shaftesbury, The Blackmore Press, 1979.

With biographies of cartographers & inserted Guide to Map Prices.

Condition: 8vo, pictorial card, lightly worn; pp. xviii + 167, illus.

Size: 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8 inches).

Reference: 15026

Price: £18

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Maps and History. Constructing Images of the Past.

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BLACK, Jeremy.

Origin: New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1997.

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Condition: 8vo, cloth, illus. d/w; pp. 267, some illus.

Size: 255 x 183mm (10 x 7¼ inches).

Reference: 15012

Price: £18

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Maps and Map-Makers.

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TOOLEY, R.V.

Origin: London, B.T. Batsford, 1952.

This general cartographical reference work on Antique Maps has stood the test of time, running into many editions.

Condition: 8vo, cloth & d/w, slightly worn and lightly soiled; pp. xii + 140, illus.

Size: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 14642

Price: £24

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Maps that Made History. The Influential, the eccentric and the sublime.

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SMART, Lez.

Origin: Surrey, The National Archive, 2004.

Few people can resist the appeal of old maps, whether their interest is in history, geography, or beautiful cartography. Here we present 25 glorious examples of maps that have influenced and inspired; even maps that have deceived.

Condition: 4to, cloth, illus d/w; pp.191, fully illus.

Size: 270 x 205mm (10¾ x 8 inches).

Reference: 15467

Price: £18

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Mare Balticum. The Baltic - Two Thousand Years.

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NURMINEN, Juha et al.

Origin: Helsinki, John Nurminen Foundation, 1995.

Finely illustrated from contemporary maps and prints.

Condition: New. 4to, cloth & d/w, cardboard slipcase; pp. 287, illus.

Size: 350 x 260mm (13¾ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 14449

Price: £21

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Mediaeval Geography. An Essay in Illustrations of the Hereford Mappa Mundi.

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BEVAN, The Rev. W. L. & PHILLOTT, The Rev H. W.

Origin: Amsterdam, Meridian, 1969.

A reprint of the 1873 edition, with introduction.

Condition: 8vo, printed wrappers; pp. xlvii + 182.

Size: 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼ inches).

Reference: 15248

Price: £18

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Mercator: A Monograph of the lettering of maps, etc. in the 16th century Netherlands with a facsimile and translation of his treatise on the italic hand and a translation of Ghim's Vita Mercatoris.

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OSLEY, A.S.

Origin: London, Faber & Faber, 1969.

A fascinating and informative book on the influence Gerard Mercator had on the design and lettering of early maps.

Condition: 4to, cloth & d/w slightly worn and torn at back; pp. 209, illus.

Size: 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9 inches).

Reference: 14944

Price: £35

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Miniature Antique Maps.

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KING, Geoffrey L.

Origin: Oxfordshire, Tooley, Adams & Co. 2003, second edtition.

A completely revised, second edition, of this fine work for the collector. Extensive research and precise information has made this the best book available on miniature antique maps.

Condition: 8vo, cloth, illus. wrappers, NEW; pp. 223, fully illus.

Size: 220 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼ inches).

Reference: 14874

Price: £12

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Ogilby's Road Maps of England and Wales from Ogilby's 'Britannia', 1675.

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OGILBY, John.

Origin: Reading, Osprey, 1975, 2nd edition.

Facsimile of Ogilby's road-atlas, without the descriptive text.

Condition: Folio, cloth; pp. (xiv) + 101 double-page facsimile maps.

Size: 400 x 280mm (15¾ x 11 inches).

Reference: 14431

Price: £65

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Printed Maps of Bermuda.

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PALMER, Margaret.

Origin: London, MCC, n.d. [c.1970].

Originally published in the Map Collectors' Circle, this revised edtiion has more maps recorded and 8 extra plates.

Condition: 8vo, cloth & d/w, short tear; pp. iv + 26 + colour frontis. and 31 plates.

Size: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 13911

Price: £28

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Printed Maps of London circa 1553-1850.

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DARLINGTON, Ida & HOWGEGO, James.

Origin: London, George Philip & Son, 1964.

A comprehensive catalogue of the printed maps of London, with illustrations.

Condition: 8vo, cloth; pp. x + 257, illus.

Size: 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 14891

Price: £18

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Saxton's Survey of England and Wales. With a facsimile of Saxton's wall-map of 1583.

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SKELTON, R.A.

Origin: Amsterdam, N.Israel, 1974.

The first modern topographical survey of England and Wales was that of Christopher Saxton, begun about 1573 and completed by 1578. Although no manuscript maps from his survey are known, it produced two major cartographical works: the well-known series of 34 county maps, with a general map, engraved from 1574 to 1579 for printing on royal-size sheets and publication in atlas format, and a general map engraved on 20 plates to a scale of seven inched to the mile, dated 1583, which forms the subject of the present facsimile.

Condition: Folio, decorative cloth; pp. 26, with two large facsimile maps.

Size: 495 x 345mm (19½ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 14593

Price: £65

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Six Early Printed Maps selected from those exhibited at the British Museum on the occasion of the International Geographical Congress, 1928.

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British Museum.

Origin: London, British Museum & Bernard Quaritch, 1928.

The maps are: Etzlaub's "Rom-Weg"; Lily's Britannia; Benjamin Wright's World on Blagrave's projection based on the North Pole; Wright's "Nova Francia" after Tatton; Elstrack's Mogol Empire after Baffin, the first English map of the Mogol Territories; and Visscher's "Nova Belgii", with one of the earliest views of New York as an inset.

Condition: Folio, printed boards, pp. (iv) + 6 facsimile maps, 4 double-page. Lightly soiled.

Size: 440 x 325mm (17¼ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 14935

Price: £52

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Studies in Carto-Bibliography, British and French, and in the Bibliography of Itineraries and Road-Books.

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FORDHAM, Sir Herbert George.

Origin: Oxford, Clarendon 1914. First edition.

Ex library copy.

Condition: 8vo, boards; pp.x + 180, 4 illus.

Size: 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼ inches).

Reference: 14369

Price: £18

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Studies in Carto-Bibliography, British and French, and in the Bibliography of Itineraries and Road-Books.

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FORDHAM, Sir Herbert George.

Origin: London, Dawsons, 1969.

Reprint of the first edition.

Condition: 8vo, boards; pp.x + 180, 4 illus.

Size: 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼ inches).

Reference: 14914

Price: £15

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Studies in Carto-Bibliography, British and French, and in the Bibliography of Itineraries and Road-Books.

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FORDHAM, Sir Herbert George.

Origin: London, Dawsons, 1969.

Reprint of the first edition.

Condition: 8vo, boards; pp.x + 180, 4 illus.

Size: 227 x 153mm (9 x 6 inches).

Reference: 15473

Price: £18

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Terrestrial and Celestial Globes. Their History and Construction.

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STEVENSON, Edward Luther.

Origin: London, The Hispanic Society of America, 1921.

Limited editon 1000 copies. 2 vols. Possibly the finest reference work on globes.

Condition: 8vo, cloth, very slightly worn. pp 218 + 291. Fully illustrated.

Size: 235 x 165mm (9¼ x 6½ inches).

Reference: 14677

Price: £88

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The History of Topographical Maps. Symbols, Pictures and Surveys with 116 illustrations, 10 in colour.

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HARVEY, P.D.A.

Origin: London, Thames & Hudson, 1980.

The development of cartography.

Condition: 8vo, cloth & d/w, pp. 199, illus.

Size: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 14901

Price: £24

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The Map Book.

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BARBER, Peter. (Editor).

Origin: London, Ted Smart, 2005.

A colourful and interseting book covering all aspects of mapping.

Condition: 4th, illus. boards & wrapper; pp. 360 fully illus, in full colour.

Size: 300 x 270mm (11¾ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 15474

Price: £18

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The Mapping of America. With an Index compiled by Douglas Matthews.

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TOOLEY, R.V.

Origin: London, Holland Press, 1980.

A cornerstone book on the mapping of America.

Condition: 8vo, cloth, with light wear; pp. xii + 519, illus.

Size: 255 x 200mm (10 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 15288

Price: £85

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The Quest for Longitude.

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ANDREWES, William J.H.

Origin: Harvard College, 1998.

A fascinating book with reference to John Harrison and the need to find an accurate timepiece.

Condition: 4to, cloth & d/w. pp. 437. Fully illustrated many in colour.

Size: 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9 inches).

Reference: 14459

Price: £28

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The Sea Chart. An Historical Survey based on the Collections in the National Maritime Museum.

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HOWSE, Derek & SANDERSON, Michael.

Origin: Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1973.

A superb reference on the development of the sea chart.

Condition: 4to, cloth & pictorial d/w, slightly worn, minor soiling; pp. 144, 60 plates.

Size: 285 x 230mm (11¼ x 9 inches).

Reference: 15216

Price: £24

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The Southeast in Early Maps. With an annotated check list of printed and manuscript regional and local maps of southeastern North America during the Colonial period.

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CUMMING, William P.

Origin: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, 1973.

A study of the historical cartography of the south eastern region of the North American continent before the American Revolution.

Condition: 4to, cloth, light wear; pp. ix + 284.

Size: 285 x 230mm (11¼ x 9 inches).

Reference: 15259

Price: £52

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Thompson's Maps of Connecticut. Two volumes in one.

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THOMPSON, Edmund.

Origin: Norwich, Vermont, G.B. Manasek, 1995.

Reprints of "Maps of Connecticut Before the Year 1800", originally published 1940, and "Maps of Connecticut for the Years of the Industrial Revolution 1801-1860", 1942.

Condition: 8vo, blue cloth gilt; pp. 66 + (iv) + 111, illus.

Size: 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 15076

Price: £18

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Tudor Townscapes.

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SPEED, Jeffrey John.

Origin: Waddesden, Bucks, Map Collector Publications, 2000.

The Town Plans from John Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine 1610'. Limited and signed edition to 250 copies and numbered. Full colour illustrations of the town plans from the county maps by John Speed.

Condition: Oblong 8vo, pictorial wrappers; pp. 172, fully ilustrated in colour.

Size: 215 x 300mm (8½ x 11¾ inches).

Reference: 14770

Price: £15

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World. An Excerpt from the British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans Photolithographic Edition to 1964.

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British Museum Catalogue.

Origin: London, British Museum, 1967.

A nicely bound example of the British Museum catalogue (parts).

Condition: 4to, cloth; unpaginated, approx 250pp.

Size: 340 x 240mm (13½ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 14939

Price: £15

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