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Antique Mapsby Carl Moreland
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Antique Maps is now firmly established as a standard reference work. With information on the general historical background, details of all the major map makers and practical advice on collecting old maps, it provides an excellent introduction for the beginner as well as a mass of precise and clearly organized information for the expert and the serious collector.
Book News Annotation:
Originally published in 1983 by Longman, this third edition incorporates corrections, some revision, and a 15 p. supplement including an expanded list of American cartographers. Distributed in the US by Chronicle Books.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is a standard reference work, incorporating a general historical background, methods of map making, practical advice on collecting old maps and a list of the major map makers. Organized country by country, it refers to over 600 cartographers active between 1450 and 1850.
Beautiful, evocative and historically significant, old maps are endlessly intriguing and keenly collected. Antique Maps is widely recognised as a standard reference work for novice map collectors and experts alike. It provides a historical background to the subject and advice on starting a collection. The invaluable biographical section lists major map makers between 1450 and 1850, with key dates and works.
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