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A history of exploration. Large format. Turquoise cloth boards with an elaborate decoration in gilt to front, gilt title to spine. Brown pictorial endpapers depicting maps. Colour and b/w illustrations. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly rubbed at open corners.
100 entertaining and imaginative maps. This amusing and unusual book reveals the playful side of map-making. Large format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780712356190. Spine slightly cocked. Contents fine.
One of London's best known specialist shops, Stanfords, has been trading in Charing Cross and Covent Garden for over 150 years and is famous the world over as a supplier of maps and geographical books. This book is a celebration of the history of the company. Oblong format. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1902579755. Corners of covers lightly rubbed. Faint score marks to rear cover. Contents clean.
A book of old maps published over the past four hundred years. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour frontis, b/w maps. 167 pages. ISBN: 0906853001. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page. Light browning to covers. Cover edges rubbed (minor). Foxing to text block. Large mark made by glue residue to half-title page (not sticky).
Work from cartographers, military strategists, government officials and fine artists culminate in a complete look at where mapping England originated, and the ways it has evolved over the years in response to changing notions of nationhood, security and cultural identity. Large format. Matt pictorial boards. Colour illustrations throughout. 271 pages including index. ISBN: 9781906155513. Edges of boards bumped, rear board scuffed.
VISIONS OF THE WORLD A HISTORY OF MAPS
Written by Jeremy Black.
Stock no. 2125898
Published by Mitchell Beazley. 2005. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Colour photos and illustrations. ISBN: 1840008342. Wrapper is faded to spine and a couple of edges; a little edge-creasing.