Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1880s. Folio; 95 full-color maps; G+; 3/4 bound in dark brown leather lighter brown leather boards and gilt text on ridged spine; Covers have rubbing to corners and along spine edges, tearing to front cover board, soiling to both covers; Textblock missing half title page, foxing to some pages; Shelved above Dance.
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Mason City, IA: The Anderson Publishing Company, 1918. Large Quarto; pp 441; Fair; 1/2 bound burgundy spine without text; no jacket; some chipping to joints at edges; worn corners; cloth exterior shows modest wear; blind stamped borders to panels; gilt text to front; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; broken hinges, as is; profusely illustrated; Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in the back area, off the sales floor, with Netdesk oversized books.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848. Thin Quarto; G+; black spine without text; original publisher's cloth has slight whitish spotting to exterior; blind-stamped titles and border designs to front and rear; few faint scratches; spine slightly darkened, probably due to age and handling; minor chips to spine edges and fore corners; no jacket; textblock edges modestly age toned; former bookshop's small sticker to front pastedown; frontispiece; slight foxing throughout; illustrated; fold out maps. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] p>NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, atop Case #1.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848. Quarto, unpaginated. In Fair condition. Spine red with gilt lettering. Boards show slight foxing exteriorly. Text block has moderate age toning to the edges with foxing to the end papers and several instances of damp staining and foxing interiorly. Loosed but present frontispiece with small tape mends to the edges. Few ex-library stamps to the title pages. Cracking to few pages at the gutter. Illustrated. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Quarto and Folio Case.
Paris: E. Andriveau-Goujon, 1870. Nouvelle édition. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps, bumped corners, blind-stamped design; Interior is folded color map, 62 x 91 cm (dissected panels mounted on linen), scale 1:7,285,000, 4 inset maps, “No. 24” at top right edge of map; Foxing on verso of linen, else clean and tight; Title and map key in French. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #4.
Four small maps framed together, each illustrating some portion of North and South America. The set includes the following: 1) Nova Virginiae Tabula, by Pieter van den Keere and Jan Jansson, Amsterdam, 1631. A fine example of the 1631 German edition of Jansson’s derivative of John Smith’s highly important map of 1612, which was the only regional map of North America to appear in the Atlas Minor Gerardi Mercatoris. The map shows a fascinating early look at the Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding environs, including American Indian tribes, villages, rivers, and other early details. According to Burden, this is the first derivative of the Smith map to appear in an atlas, pre-dating the Hondius map by two years. 2) America, from Gerard Mercator’s Atlas Minor. This extremely popular volume was first published in 1607, but this map is c. 1610. 3) L’Amerique septentrionale, by Guillaume de Lisle (1675-1726). This map is taken from La science des personnes de la cour, de l'épée et de la robe, volume 1. This encyclopedia was published in Amsterdam by Francois L’Honore in 1707. 4) Descriptio Terrae Novae: Virginia et Nova Francia, 1618. This charming miniature map depicts the east coast of North America, and is based on Hondius’s world map from 1611. It does not incorporate new information from Samuel de Champlain (in Canada and along the Great Lakes) or of John Smith (in the Chesapeake Bay are and New England). The area from present-day New York to Maine is labeled Norenbega, and the area further south is labeled Virginia, with the Chesapeake Bay noticeably missing. A region just east of a large mountain range (the Appalachian mountains) is labeled Alpachen, and the St. Lawrence River features prominently at the top. Latin text on verso. Condition: all Very Good, with light to moderate even age toning. One map (3) shows a light crease, and one (2) appears to have a small tear at the bottom margin which does not impact the image. Double matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 23.75 x h 18.5 in.
Milsons Point: Mynah, 2003. Folio; VG; Hardcover in portfolio; Spine, blue with gold print; Portfolio in glossy illustrated paper, handle on fore edge, clean and bright; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; CD-Rom in pocket affixed to front flyleaf; xxi, 618 pages, 1 CD-Rom, illustrated (color). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
London: Edward Stanton, 1898. Hardcover folding map in original red publisher's binding with red label to front cover. Boards show moderate shelf wear overall. Map measures 22 1/8" x 27" ; linen backed with toning and scattered foxing. Wear to hardcover with bumping to corners, small stain on front and back; moderate wear to spine with some loss of material and minor chipping to head and tail.
Washington, D.C. Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. Quarto; 159 numbered leaves. In Good plus condition. Bound in contemporary half leather with marbled paper boards. Newly rebacked preserving the spine and boards. Paneled spine with gilt lettering, reading "Squares of Washington". Moderate shelfwear. Scuffing and rubbing to front and rear boards. Bumping to corners. Small dent to top edge of rear board. Age-toning and foxing to textblock. Slight warping to textblock. Tearing to front endpapers and title page. Tape adhered to title page. Stamp of previous owner on third to last page in rear. Features three additional fold-out maps tipped in and reinforced with cloth backing. Shelved above World Religions. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Chicago: The National Library Association, 1893. Quarto; G-; brown spine without text; cloth shows noticeable soiling to exterior; blind-stamped borders to front and rear; chipping to spine edges; rubbing wear to edges otherwise; worn corners; gilt lettering and illustration to front; slightly bowed boards; text block marbled; exterior edges modestly toned; patterned endpapers; broken hinges, as is; minor chips to edges to few pages; profusely illustrated; interior mildly toned; pp 250.
Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Co., 1899. Large Quarto; pp 353; Poor condition hardcover; dark green spine with black text; cloth shows soiling to exterior; slight fraying to spine edges; lightly bumped corners; lightly sunned spine; slight wear to exterior; marbled text block has lightly faded exterior edges; cracking to gutters and hinges, loosened binding; green patterned endpapers; frontispiece; interior has slight toning toward edges; illustrated; See photos for details. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in the back area, off the sales floor, with Netdesk oversized books.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1896. First Edition. Octavo, 277 pages; G+; rebound in black library binding, with original spine preserved; presumed ex-library, with usual marks; spine with black bonded leather, and gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and some soiling; mild wear to edges of preserved spine; scraping to upper right corner of title page and first page; contains six large fold out maps; pages clean; shelved Case 1.
Based on material collected by the Dutch Astronomer Peter Laicksteen, who travelled to the Holy Land in 1556. Christian Sgrooten (here written “Schrot”), royal geographer to King Phillip II of Spain produced a nine-sheet map of Palestine in 1570 from Laikstain’s information. This map was condensed into the present form by Abraham Ortelius. Ortelius, the creator of the first modern atlas, collected and edited maps from all over Europe for his book. Many of the original mapmakers rose to fame solely through Ortelius’s decision to include their maps in his atlas. Laicksteen took thorough and accurate notes, and the original Laicksteen and Sgrooten map contained improvements over earlier maps. For instance, the River Kishon is here shown as flowing from the mountains near the Sea of Galilee, not, as was previously thought, from the Sea of Galilee itself. However, the Levantine coastline Sgrooten (and Ortelius) depicted is hardly recognizable to modern eyes. The map is replete with fanciful bays and peninsulas, though some of the most recognizable features of the coastline, such as the outcrops of land at Haifa and Beirut are absent. Ortelius had originally used another map of the Holy Land (by cartographer Tilleman Stella) in the early editions of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. It covered a far more extensive territory, including part of Egypt and Syria. Oddly, the coastline in this first map was much more accurate than in the Sgrooten map. Laicksteen and Sgrooten’s original map included a small inset with an extended geography. However, their mapping of the Dead Sea and surrounding areas was so controversial that Ortelius chose to leave out this region completely. The strange anecdote written in the Dead Sea is Ortelius’s own addition. It describes how the Dead Sea was once a fertile valley, but was transformed by an act of God into a barren sea to punish the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the bottom left hand corner is a hand colored illustration of the story of Jonah. Above the luscious cartouche Ortelius has added three miniatures featuring the Crucifixion, the Nativity, and the Resurrection of Christ. The French text on the verso, a long-winded description with little relevance to the map, was changed to a more “reader-friendly” version shortly after the publication of this edition. 525 copies were made of this edition of Ortelius’s map. Condition: Very Good. Age toning; central crease. Matted but not framed. Dimensions w 26.5 h 22.
[n.p.]: [n.p.], 1747 - 1760. Oblong Quarto, [99 leaves]. In Good condition. Bound in full 18th-century marbled papers boards. Boards show moderate plus wear to all edges and corners, and moderate soiling and age toning overall. Text block has moderate uneven age toning throughout, light soiling to some pages, and light wear edges. Mounted maps show occasional light soiling, light to moderate age toning, and some minor ink emendations. MJ Consignment. NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Octavo; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, brown with white print; DJ has light edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards in tan cloth, light wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xxiv, 404 pages, frontispiece (color), illustrated (b&w).
Amsterdam: c.1640. Antique map of the coast of Dunkirk from Willem Blaeu and his son, Joan Blaeu--the seventeenth century's most widely known cartographic publishers. Copper engraving printed on paper. Moderate age toning with a few partial tears (not examined out of frame). Frame measures 28 1/8 in x 18 1/8 and has a few scrapes. LD Consignment.
Londres: W. Faden, 1815. First Edition. Octavo; xv, 664, lxxxvi pages. In Very Good condition. Fully bound in modern navy buckram with gilt lettering on spine by Ruperti with their blind embossed stamp. Mild shelfwear. Small brown stain to front cover near fore edge. Presumed ex-library, with white stain near tail of spine and glue staining to rear free endpaper. Foxing to textblock. Engraved frontispiece of Bouchette. Features three of four fold-out maps tipped in, the fourth map supplied in photocopy. Also features plates and charts throughout. RS consignment. Shelved in Case 9.
Pittsburg: University of Pittsburg Press, 1959. Quarto, xvi, 132 pages. In Good plus condition, with Good plus dust jacket, price unclipped, "$12.00". Dust jacket shows minor rubbing to fore edge corners, minor bumping and tearing to head edge of front board. Dust jackets show minor rubbing to spine, minor crease in spine towards headcap, minor rubbing and bumping to headcap. Textblock shows minor foxing spots to fore edge. RWO Consignment.
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1953. Folio; VG- hardcover; black spiral binding with no text; boards have moderate shelf wear with marks and residual stains in front and to the rear otherwise boards are in tact; text block is moderately age toned with tanning on the top and bottom of the title page and slight discoloration of pages otherwise clean; 28p. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, atop Case #1.
New York: D Capo Press, 1970. A Da Capo Press Reprint Edition. Quarto; Originally published by the Commercial Club, Chicago, 1909; A Da Capo Press Reprint Edition 1970; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, green with black print; DJ has mild edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards in tan cloth with black print, light wear to spine caps, slight shelfwear, else clean and strong; Text block has inscription in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; xviii, 164 pages, illustrated (color, including folded plates). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Clarion: Clarion County Historical Society, 1982. Facsimile Reprint. Quarto; VG-; caramel brown spine with gilt text; facsimile reprint; no jacket; cloth exterior shows slight general wear with mild scuffs; small circular stain to front; good, solid binding; textblock exterior edges have mild yellowish tone; previous owner's name to ffep; very faint foxing to endpapers; interior pages very good; Illustrated; unpaginated.
Buenos Aires: Emece Editores, 1991. First edition. Quarto; First edition; VG-; Hardcover; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in black cloth with gold print, pastedown illustration on front, light shelfwear but clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Text in Spanish; 70 pages, illustrated (b&w). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1970. Revised Edition. Large Thin Octavo; VG-/paperback; red spine with white text; revised edition; exterior covers show slight age toning to front; lightly sunned spine; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; fully intact binding; text block edges have mild tone; interior clean; illustrated; pp 127.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiv, 620 pages. In Good plus condition with Good plus dust jacket, price unclipped, "$17.50". Dust jacket protected by mylar covering. Dust jacket shows minor rubbing to back board and fore edge of back board, minor foxing spots to back board. Textblock shows mild foxing spots on head edge, minor foxing spots on tail edge. Includes both accompanying maps in pocket on inside of back board. RWO Consignment.
Hartford: WM. Jas. Hamersley, 1851. First Edition. Octavo, xxvi, 509 pages. In Good minus condition. Spine is brown with gilt lettering. Boards show rubbing and mild minus water markings. Boards show rubbing and bumping to fore edge corners, rubbing to head, fore, and tail edges. Boards show minor bumping to fore edges. Boards show rubbing to spine, rubbing, bumping, and tearing to headcap and tail, slightly exposing binding at tail. Includes map in front free end pages. Binding shows rubbing to back board head edge, with tearing towards tail and headcap. Binding shows significant tearing to front hinge, significant separation of front board from hinge and spine. Binding is loose. Ownership inscription to front free end paper. Textblock shows age toning, minor scratching, mild foxing spots to fore and tail edges. RWO Consignment.
Washington: James J. Chapman, 1888. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, red with faded gold print, call number label at bottom; Boards in red cloth, library labels on front and rear, tattered spine caps, bumped corners, edgewear, smudging/shelfwear; Text block has tanning to endpapers, loose library bookplate laid in, library pocket and library name in ink on rear endpapers, owner name in ink on rear flyleaf, owner name stamp on front flyleaf and title page, mild age toning to paper; vi pages, 64 plates (b&w maps, some folded).
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2019. Octavo; VG-; dark purple spine with silver text; no jacket; cloth has small stain to spine; otherwise slight exterior wear; slight lean to spine; text block edges show minimal wear; stamped text to half title page; interior clean; frontispiece; tight binding; illustrated; pp 175.
New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1976. First U.S. Edition. Large Thin Octavo; G/G; purple spine with white text; dust jacket has modest shelf wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; mildly toned flaps; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light tone to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
New York: Printed by Edmunt Blunt, 1812. Seventh Edition. 8vo., 311pp., 63pp. appendix, 10pp ads; VG; spine paneled brown leather with a red label and gilt lettering; brown leather boards have moderate wear, including rubbing and scratches, bumping to corners, lower hinge on front board splitting; some foxing and age-toning to pages, mild scattered water marks; some pages pressed slightly askew; ads for Blunts on both pastedowns, page 179/180; page 187 has two lines crossed out; has 14 plates, four of which are folded; includes a foldout map of The Bay Of Chesapeake From Its Entrance To Baltimore, including part of Washington DC, just 21 years after its founding; TG consignment; shelved case 1.
A detailed map of the Lombardy region of Italy, the work of Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594), the celebrated Flemish cartographer. Condition: Good to Very Good. Age toning, a central crease with faint water staining toward the bottom. Matted and framed between two panes of glass, so that the text on the reverse is visible even while framed. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 23.25 in x h 20.50 in.
London: Directorate of Military Survey & Geographical Section General Staff, 1945. Seventh edition. Quarto (oblong); 7th edition; VG; Hardcover; Spine, binding folds; Boards in brown cloth with black print, three-hole bound with brown cloth ribbon, wear to spine caps and corners, smudging/shelfwear, rubbing; Text block consists of unnumbered folded leaves of large color maps covering most areas of the planet, some tearing, some pencil and ink notation (chiefly noting area of each folded map); "For Official Use Only"-- Front cover. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.] Shelved with large/oversized books kept in the back area, off the sales floor.
California: The Book Club of California, 1950. First Limited Edition. Small Folio; VG; Bound in black and red boards with red leatherette spine and gold lettering; Printed on thick parchment paper with deckle edges; The book contains historical accounts of the exploration including 29 maps of San Francisco Bay, 9 maps of the Town of San Francisco and larger folded maps of the San Francisco area; Slight age toning to page edges; Offset along front and rear hinge including head and tail; Rubbing along joints and bumping to head and tail; 140 pp; Limited Edition of 375 copies; Shelved Upstairs Middle Room.
1705. A 1705 leaf showing the placement of the North Pole and surrounding areas; edges uneven; four brown stains to map; chip missing from lower left corner; minor worming; some creasing to map; condition good-; protected in a mylar sleeve. Dimensions: height 15 3/4 inches x 18 3/4 inches. Located at Dupont store.
Paris: H. Welter, 1900. Limited edition. Quarto; Limited edition, 371/380; Fair+; Ex-library; Paperback; Spine, tan with black print; Cover is grey with black print, toning and creasing to spine, peripheral toning, small tears/chipping to spine ends, light stains to bottom edge, spotting/foxing, smudging & shelfwear; Text block has cracked front hinge so that initial signature is attached only by a thread, deckle edges, intermittent spine breaks, uncut pages; Text in French; lxii, 420 pages, frontispiece (color map), illustrated (b&w). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Paris: Librairie Tross, 1872. Limited edition. Quarto; Limited edition, 160/225; Fair+; Ex-library; Paperback; Spine, tan with black print; Cover is cream with black print, toning and creasing to spine, peripheral toning, chipping to spine caps, edges, corners, smudging & rubbing, library stamp on front; Text block has slight spotting to top edge, deckle edges with toning, spine broken at p. 208 so that remaining portion of text block and rear cover are attached only by a thread, pages are uncut; Text in French; 230 pages. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
London: printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1773. Second Edition. Quartos, volumes one and three only. In Very Good condition. Bound in contemporary calf, later rebacking with new spine. Spine with gilt lettering and tooling. Some light wear and rubbing to bindings. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Volume three with water-stains to upper gutter on pages 49-76 and upper and lower gutter from page 360-end. With all plates and maps in the two volumes as called for. Some folding plates with small tears near gutter. PS consignment. Shelved case 9.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984. First Edition. Small Quarto, xi, 77 pages. In Very Good condition with Good plus dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor rubbing at tail edge of front and back corners, and at front board hinge. Dust jacket shows minor sunning to head edge hinge of back board and spine. Textblock is clean. RWO Consignment.
Cairo: Government Press, 1925-1950. Octavo, Four volumes. In Good condition. Ex-library with usual markings, including labels on spine, pinhole stamp and library markings on title pages, library pocket or glue stains on rear endpapers. Spines are green with gold print. Boards in green cloth. Light wear to spine caps, light blemishes from removed labels. Illustrated: color maps (folded), b&w/sepia maps and plates (some folded). At head of title: Ministry of Public Works, Egypt. Physical Department”. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column D. CONTENTS: The Lake Plateau Basin of the Nile (Physical Department Paper No. 21) (1925; v, 75 pages) — The Lake Plateau Basin of the Nile. Second Part (Physical Department Paper No. 21) (1927; vii, 66 pages) — The Nile Basin. Volume I. General Description of the Basin, Meteorology, Topography of the White Nile Basin (Physical Department Paper No. 26) (xi, 144 pages) — The Nile Basin. Volume VIII. The Hydrology of the Sobat and White Nile and the Topography of the Blue Nile and Atbara (Physical Department Paper No. 55) (1950; x, 141 pages, 2 large folded color maps in rear pocket). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
London: Times Newspapers Limited, 1976. Limited Edition Facsimile, 1/200 Copies. Folio; Unpaginated. In Very Good condition, and housed in publisher's Very Good slipcase. Three-quarter binding in blue goatskin and hand-marbled cloth with gilt lettering. Minor shelfwear. Light warping to textblock. Light scuffing to slipcase. Features 30 hand-colored maps throughout, many of which fold out. Shelved above Ancient Civilizations.