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The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700

Shirley, Rodney W.

ISBN 10: 0946323038 / ISBN 13: 9780946323036
Published by Holland Press, London, 1983
Condition: Generally Very Good Hardcover
From George Glazer Gallery (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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The standard and essential reference work on antique world maps, including works by Ortelius, Mercator, Hondius, Blaeu, DeWit, Visscher, Speed, Coronelli, and many others. The book is illustrated with a color frontispiece spread and over 440 plates, 19 in color. This is a first edition in the original maroon cloth binding and dust jacket, with matching cloth-covered slipcase. The author, Rodney W. Shirley, is a leading scholarly authority on maps, based in the U.K. He is a member of the Advisory Council (as of January 2009) and a past president of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS). Condition: Contents very good with light handling, and light dusting to top edge. Dust jacket very good, a little bit handled, some light soiling and a few small scratches. Slip case very good with some light toning, soiling, wear. Shipping: Due to the size and weight of this book, U.S. shipping is $20. Bookseller Inventory # 000166

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Title: The Mapping of the World: Early Printed ...

Publisher: Holland Press, London

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard Cover/Cloth with Slipcase

Book Condition: Generally Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Generally Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Bound in publisher's original maroon cloth with spine stamped in black and gilt. Pictorial endpapers. 669 pages. Publisher's original matching maroon slipcase.

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George Glazer opened his art and antiques gallery in 1993, and since the beginning the emphasis has been on the themes of exploration and discovery as embodied by globes, prints, maps and art. The gallery's unusual ambiance reflects its owner -- scholarly and intellectual, but with an eye for the decorative and a sense of humor that revels in the offbeat. Featured items include: Antique World Globes -- huge selection; floor and table, terrestrial and celestial, orrerys and armillary spheres. Maps - - 19th C. American maps and atlases; celestial charts. Prints and Paintings -- botanical, bird, sporting, maritime, fashion and costume, architectural and horses. Books -- leather and colorplate. Full owner and gallery bio at

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