Antique Maps

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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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Overview

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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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714829548
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 832,803
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition
Acknowledgements
Preface
Pt. I Map Making
Ch. 1 A Brief Historical Survey 3
Ch. 2 The Printing of Old Maps 11
Ch. 3 Hereford World Map 20
Ch. 4 Nuremberg Chronicle 22
Ch. 5 Road Maps, Atlases and Road Books 25
Ch. 6 Sea Charts and Atlases 32
Ch. 7 Town Plans 40
Ch. 8 Topographical Maps and Surveys 47
Ch. 9 Playing Cards 50
Ch. 10 'Here be Dragons...' Myths and Legends on Old Maps 53
Pt. II Map Makers
Introduction 62
Ch. 11 Italy 64
Ch. 12 Germany and Austria 77
Ch. 13 Holland and Belgium 92
Ch. 14 France 124
Ch. 15 England and Wales 141
Ch. 16 Scotland 183
Ch. 17 Ireland 189
Ch. 18 Maps of the British Isles 192
Ch. 19 Portugal, Spain, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Russia and Poland 224
Ch. 20 Maps of the World and the Continents 241
The World 241
The Americas 242
Africa 263
Asia 266
Australasia 275
Europe 278
Pt. III Map Collecting
Ch. 21 Buying Maps and Forming a Collection 282
Biographical Supplement 286
Appendix A Editions of Ptolemy's Geographia 301
Appendix B Blaeu/Jansson Maps of the English and Welsh Counties 303
Appendix C Historical Chart - Map Making 600BC-AD1800 306
Bibliography 314
Index 316
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