New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999. Oblong 4to. Includes color fold out map and two pairs of 3-D glasses. New York: Princeton Architectural Press (1999). First edition. Near fine. An abundantly illustrated history of relief maps.
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Chicago: Rand McNally, 1991. After the PBS television series, hosted by Patrick Stewart. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. 192 pages. Square 4to, blue cloth with silver lettering, dust wrapper. Wrapper is lightly worn. Chicago: Rand McNally, (1991). A near-fine copy.
Lannoo: Mappamundi, Knokke, 1983. Full page color plates including 4 fold-out maps; other illustrations in black & white. Folio, cloth, color end-paper maps; d.w. Lanoo/Tielt/Bussum: Mappamundi (1983). Fine. Text in Dutch. Captions in English, French, Italian & German.
Louis Brion de la Tour. Map. Engraving. Image measures 9 x 9 inches. Page measures 11.5 x 10 inches. Small chart showing the third and final voyage of Captain James Cook through the Pacific. It covers the North American coastline from Mexico through Alaska, the Asian coastline through Cambodia and down to New Zealand. Unusual depiction of icebergs. Foxing throughout. Louis Brion de la Tour (1756-1823) is best known for his 'Atlas General' published in collaboration with Louis Charles Desnos...
Paris: Louis Brion de la Tour, 1788. Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measure 15" x 21.5". This interesting circa 1788 map by Louis Brion de la Tour depicts the United States showing the earliest configuration of the new states. The map extends from L. des Bois (Lake of the Woods) east as far as Newfoundland with the Great Lakes featured in the center. The map was issued following the Treaty of Paris and is among the earliest...
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997. Illustrated (b/w and color). 208 pages. 8vo, blue cloth covered boards, d.w. First edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, (1997). Near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
Milan: White Star Publishers, 2017. 207 pages, colored 4o. Milan: White Star Publishers, 2017. Mint condition with beautiful dust jacket. Detailed history of cartography exploring perception changes in depicting the world over the centuries. Encompasses everything from Japanese cartography in the 18th century to European shipping maps, to maps used for propaganda, and imaginary maps, this book will show the birth of the modern world through the eyes of the cartographers.
Leiden: Brill, 2016. Color illustrations, maps. 589 pages. 4to, beige cloth with stamped black lettering. d.w. Leiden: Brill, (2016). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. This book is about the life and work of Frederick de Wit (1629-1706), one of the most famous dealers of maps, prints and art during the Dutch Golden Age, and his contribution to the dissemination of the knowledge of cartography. The Amsterdam firm of Frederick de Wit operated under the name "De...
Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1967. Illustrated. 126 pages. Oblong 8to., softcover. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., (1967). Some light scuffing at top edge of front cover, otherwise in near fine condition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title at the International Conference of Cartography in Amsterdam, April 1967. In English and Dutch.
Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, 1761. Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measure 15" x 21.5". This impressive chart by Desnos and Brion de la Tour depicts the astronomical model developed by Nicolaus Copernicus. The Copernican Heliocentrism shows a stationary Sun at the center of the Universe with all the planets rotating around it. The Copernicus model is believed to have given birth to modern astronomy as it departed from the prevailing Ptolemaic system, which for centuries placed the...
Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, 1761. Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measure 14.25" x 20.75". This lovely 1761 map by Claude Buy de Mornas depicts the Nile Delta in northern Egypt. The map presents the science, arts and monuments of Egypt, and as such does not identify cities, towns or other locations. Includes illustrations of pyramids, pharaohs, and a labyrinth. The city of Memphis is labeled and mountains are rendered in profile. Along the left and right is...
Paris: Desnos, 1789. Miniature atlas. 32 double-page hand-colored maps throughout, engraved title, 2pp. catalogue of contents and 1789 calendar at end of book, 24mo, full contemporary red levant, gilt-decorated spine with black leather label; corners lightly bumped, some light foxing in margins). Paris: Desnos, 1789. Very good (+).
Berne: 1833. Vermessen und herausgegeben auf Befehl der EidgenÃ¶ssischen BehÃ¶rden. Maasstab der Karte 1:100 000. 50 x 72 cm. Folio, map in 25 folded sheets, mounted on linen, includes title and key map, boxed; (broken). N.p., 1833-63 (imprints 1866-84).
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992. Introduction by Thomas Leavitt, and essays by Robert Hobbs, Donald Kuspit, Peter Selz, and Lowery Stokes Sims; bibliography. With over 230 illustrations, most in color. 192 pages. Slim 4to, silver pictorial wrappers. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992. First softcover edition, limited to 2000 copies -- this one signed by the artist on the title page. Published in conjunction with the 1992 retrospective of the cartography-based work of noted Conceptual artist Agnes Denes, held at Cornell...
London: Batsford, 1988. 93 maps. 4to, pr. wrs. London: Batsford, (1988). Fine.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. Illustrated. 278 pages, large oblong 4to., gray cloth boards, d.w., in shrinkwrap. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, (2001). New, sealed in original shrink wrap.
Cham: Palgrave McMillan, 2017. 8vo. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan (2017). New. An exploration of the U.S. patent system as it relates to technological advances within the field of cartography.
Chicago: Rand McNally, 1990. Many maps, most in color. Folio, blue cloth, d.w. lightly soiled. Chicago: Rand McNally, (1990).
Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 1986. Hardcover oblong 8vo, 488p., hard cover. Mint condition and still in original wrapping. Light brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine with orange dust jacket and black lettering on spine. Excellent reference book about the history of American map publishing and the nuances of each firm. Helpful technical details make this book essential for anyone interested in the history of map making.
Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1972. Foreword by Zdenek Kopal. 26 pages. Slim 8vo, printed paper wrappers within cloth binder housing 6 individual folding maps. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1972. First edition. Ex-library copy with neat stamps on the pamphlet, the cloth folder and the rare of maps. A very good copy of this rather scarce publication. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, volume 33.
Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1564. 3 parts in 1. Each part has a separate title page with large printer's device. Part 2: Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali di Girolamo Ruscelli, sopra tutta la Geografia di Tolomeo. Part 3: Discorso Universale di M. Gioseppe Moleto mathematico. Illustrated with 63 (of 64) fine double-leaf copper engraved maps, including the rare "World in Hemispheres". Additional large in-text engravings and decorative initials throughout. , 358, , ,  index, 47 pages. Short thick 4to, bound in...
Leiden: Brill, 2017. Full color illustrations, maps. 692 pages. 4to, blue cloth with stamped silver lettering. d.w. Leiden: Brill, (2017). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. This book fills a void, existing currently in the knowledge of early Dutch Maritime Cartography. Before Amsterdam developed into Europe's most important commercial hub in the seventeenth century, demanding and controlling manufacture of maps and sea-charts, a major School of Cartography already flourished in the so-called 'Kop van Noord-Holland', the region...
Berlin: Deutscher Alpenverein & Osterreichischer Alpenverein, 1957. Map. Color lithograph. 31.25" x 39.25". In very good condition. The first modern map of the Himalayas. The image was created using terrestrial photogrammetry (a cartographic approach that employs data from high-altitude photography) from a 1955 expedition of the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs led by Schneider. Outstanding design with notes in German and English.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. Illus. 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. dampstained, mostly on blank side. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (2001). From the library of Wendell Garrett with his ownership signature.
facs. and maps. 4to, boards, d.w. New Haven: Yale UP, 1965.