Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on Cartography, Map-making, Mapping, Navigation, Nautical and books with maps at Horizon Books.

ANON, ; The Columbian Atlas of the World containing Large-scale Colored maps of each State and Territory in the United States, Provinces of Canada, Every Foreign Country, the Continents and their Subdivisions. Buffalo, NY, Garretson, Cox and Company, 1897, , folio [37 x 31 cm or 14.5 x 12 inches]; 159 pp, 156 pages of colored maps, charts, including many double page, title printed in red and black, original blue pictorial gilt and blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on cover, a little worn at spine ends, corners, very good+ clean and sound copy.

This is not to be confused with the Columbian World's Fair atlas nor the Columbian Atlas of the World We Live In, which was in much smaller format. This atlas is quite large and filled with very detailed colored maps, starting with fine double-page maps of the world and of North America. The maps of the USA include the whole country, individual states and city maps showing streets (Boston, NY city, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Louis, St. Joseph, Kansas city, New Orleans, San Francisco from Rand McNally Co, plus others as insets). Canadian maps include country, provinces and territories, some provinces showing counties. Other maps include: Mexico, Central America, West Indies, South America (plus other maps of regions of South America), Europe and individual countries, Polar area, Asia, double-page of Palestine with Jerusalem inset, Turkey and its provinces, Indochina, India, Japan, Persia, double of Africa showing colonial borders, South Africa, Egypt with Cairo inset, North Africa, Abyssinia, Australia, New Zealand, etc, plus other charts. Maps have city, province, county indexes in margins.

US$120. bookID # 12789


CAMPBELL, Tony; Early Maps. New York, Abbeville Press, [1981], First American edition, folio [39 x 31 cm]; 148 pp, 68 fine colored plates including some double-page, one of them of Bermuda, other color illus, bibliog, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean, unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated and produced work describing the most important maps ever created, from the 13th century to 1850.

US$25. bookID # 12394


CURTIS, William Eleroy; Venezuela; A Land Where It's Always Summer. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1896, First Edition, 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; [viii], 315, [ii, publisher's ads] pp, folding hand-colored and detailed map, index, original cloth, design in black and gilt on cover and spine, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, spine a little darkened, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

A detailed description of Caracas and the rest of Venezuela, covering conditions, religion, newspapers, agriculture, the people, history, geography, etc. The sizable appendix is a message from the president of the United States relative to the Venezuelan boundary controversy and correspondence with the British government on the subject. Welch 525. The author was a US journalist. According to Smith C147: 'This is an impersonal account of what the author had seen, written as travel literature and as a guide-book'.

US$70. bookID # 11885


DISTURNELL, J.; Influence of Climate in North and South America; showing the Varied Climatic Influences Operating in the Equatorial, Tropical, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Cold and Frigid Regions from the Arctic to Antarctic Circle, with Agricultural & Isothermal Map. New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1867, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; xviii, [19] - 334, [ii, ads] pp, hand-colored lithographed frontis, 2 folding hand colored maps (one with repair on verso), tables, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, library blind-stamp on title and removed spine number, a bit used, else very good.

A detailed work with much statistics, especially on US locations but with strong sections on Central and South America, Newfoundland, Canada, etc.

US$8. bookID # 11412


DUNLOP, Robert Glasgow; Travels in Central America, being a Journal of Nearly Three Year's Residence in the Country, together with a Sketch of the History of the Republic and an Account of its Climate, Productions, Commerce, etc.. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1847, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; vii, 358 pp, lithographed folding map as frontis (short tears at stub & fold), half title page is present, contemporary half leather, marbled boards, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, light wear at edges, very good, sound and solid copy.

A narrative and intelligent description by a Scot who travelled extensively in the area, including politics, towns and cities, agriculture, natural history, indigenous peoples, business opportunities, geology, volcanoes, etc. This contains the first map of the Republic of Central America and one of the few ever published since the republic broke up shortly after into the separate nations that exist today. Sabin 21317. Parker, Travels in Central America. Markman 49: 'General description of Central America at mid-nineteenth century. Also has a description of Antigua, Guatemala and Guatemalan houses'. Welch 61. Spain & Spanish America 223. Humphreys 1707. The author's name has been spelled Dunlap in one reference. Grieb GU391: 'More than just a travelogue or journal, it includes historical accounts drawn from the existing literature. . . his accounts of contemporary political maneuvers and revolts are valuable to the historian of this era'.

US$600. bookID # 12981


EDWARDS, Bryan; The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. London, John Stockdale, 1801, third edition, with considerable additions, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 3 volumes, xxiv, xxiii, 576; viii, 618; xxii, 477 pp, 22 engraved maps and plates, many folding, including frontis portrait and 11 maps, later half calf, gilt title lettering on spines, edges worn, signature, a map split at fold, only light foxing, very good set.

Sabin 21901. Cundall 2095. Welch 264. The maps include west Indies, Jamaica, Barbados, Granada, St. Vincent, Dominica, St. Christopher and Nevis, Antiqua, Virgin Islands, St. Doningo, Tobago. The plates include Negro festival, plan for sugar mill, view of Trelawney town, aboriginal peoples, bread fruit, etc. The first edition was 1793 in two volumes. The earlier editions had only 5 maps, few plates. Regatz 165: 'A classic in British Caribbean literature and probably the most famous work in the field. Standard for over a century, and still in many respects the best book on the subject up to the close of the 18th century'.

US$1670. bookID # 10100


FERGUSON, John; Ceylon in 1893; Describing the Progress of the Island Made Since 1803, its Agricultural and Commercial Enterprises and Unequalled Attractions to Visitors, with useful Statistical Information, Specially Prepared Map, and upwards of 100 Illustrations. London, Columbo, John Haddon & Co; A. M. & J. Ferguson, 1893, First edition with this title, being a revision of previous works in this series, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; xv, [i], [i, slip on illustrations tipped in], 491, 11 [ads] pp, frontis (port), numerous illustrations including full page and folding plate printed on both sides, large folding colored map in rear pocket, appendices, index, original pictorial cloth with gilt lettering on spine, patterned endpapers, lightly foxed on edge, slightly shelf worn at edge, ink inscription of title, near fine.

This Ceylon journalist describes the Crown Colony's history since 1803, the introduction of cacao, tea & coffee, the growth of trade and population and the attractions of the island to travellers. The illustrations include scenes, people, vegetation, trees, ruins, etc. This is an enlarged, revised and updated version of 'Ceylon in 1883', Ceylon in 1884 and Ceylon in 1890 with many new illustrations, and the colored map brought up-to-date. The author had lived in Ceylon many years.

US$320. bookID # 5758


FREZIER, A. F. [Amedee Francois]; A Voyage to the South-Sea and along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714; Particularly Describing The Genius & Constitution of the Inhabitants, as well as Indians, their Customs & Manners, their Natural History, Mines, Traffick. London, Jonah Bowyer, 1717, First edition in English, best edition, 4to [24.5 x 19 cm]; [xii], [i, directions for binder], 335, [ix, index] pp, 37 engraved plates, maps & charts by J. B. Scotin, N. Guerard & others after Frezier, complete with frontis and all plates including 36 & xxxvi, musical notation, orig full leather boards with later spine and gilt title lettering on leather labels, light corner wear, joint cracked with repair but holding, map skillfully laid down, minor spotting, old bookplate of John Lenvis Petit, very good, interior clean & fine.

Frezier's voyage was made on the orders of Louis XIV to obtain military information for a possible operation against Spanish colonies on the Pacific coast. He surveyed the Le Maire Strait and the west coast of Tierra de Fuego and produced the most accurate description of South America to date (including Chile, Peru). Sabin 25936. Cox II, 267: 'One of the most valuable of our early records of the Falkland Islands, and to Frezier we are indebted for the clearest contemporary account of the navigation of the French seamen there. This English edition contains Dr. Edmund Halley"s Postscript, correcting certain Geographical errors made by Frezier. Halley is of course most famous now as the discoverer of Halley"s Comet. At the end is a 13 pp. account of the Joint Settlement in Paraguay '. Hill 115: 'Frezier brought back information of considerable geographical and scientific value. Much data is included about the native inhabitants This first English translation contains the same engravings as the French original but is preferable to the latter because it contains Halley's postscript, which corrects certain geographical errors made by Frezier The frontispiece map, showing the route, was created for the English edition'. Borba de Moraes I 329: 'This English edition is much sought after because of Halley's postscript'. This edition also contains a section on the early settlement of Paraguay. A superb travel classic. Besides the fine maps and

US$3200. bookID # 11214


FREZIER, A. F. [Amedee Francois]; A Voyage to the South-Sea and along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714; Particularly Describing The Genius & Constitution of the Inhabitants, as well as Indians, their Customs & Manners, their Natural History, Mines, Traffick. London, Jonah Bowyer, 1717, First edition in English, best edition, 4to [24.5 x 19 cm]; [xii], [i, directions for binder], 335, [ix, index] pp, 37 engraved plates, maps & charts by J. B. Scotin, N. Guerard & others after Frezier, complete with frontis and all plates including 36 & xxxvi, musical notation, contemporary full leather, rebacked with leather spine, gilt title lettering on spine leather labels, cover with blind design, light offsetting on frontis, minor foxing, mainly marginal, a fine copy in attractive binding.

Frezier's voyage was made on the orders of Louis XIV to obtain military information for a possible operation against Spanish colonies on the Pacific coast. He surveyed the Le Maire Strait and the west coast of Tierra de Fuego and produced the most accurate description of South America to date (including Chile, Peru). Sabin 25936. Cox II, 267: 'One of the most valuable of our early records of the Falkland Islands, and to Frezier we are indebted for the clearest contemporary account of the navigation of the French seamen there. This English edition contains Dr. Edmund Halley's Postscript, correcting certain Geographical errors made by Frezier. Halley is of course most famous now as the discoverer of Halley's Comet. At the end is a 13 pp. account of the Joint Settlement in Paraguay '. Hill 115: 'Frezier brought back information of considerable geographical and scientific value. Much data is included about the native inhabitants This first English translation contains the same engravings as the French original but is preferable to the latter because it contains Halley's postscript, which corrects certain geographical errors made by Frezier The frontispiece map, showing the route, was created for the English edition'. Borba de Moraes I 329: 'This English edition is much sought after because of Halley's postscript'. This edition also contains a section on the early settlement of Paraguay. A superb travel classic. Besides the fine maps and

US$3700. bookID # 13165


GISBORNE, Lionel; The Isthmus of Darien in 1852; Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. London, Saunders and Stanford, 1853, First edition, 12mo [20.5 x 13 cm]; vi, 238, 4 [ads dated Feb 1853] pp, 4 folding colored maps complete, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine faded but lettering clear, light stains on cover, some minor foxing on title and few other leaves, but very good overall.

Welch 188. Sabin 27512. A narrative of the author's travels in northern Columbia, Panama, Darien, with observations of social customs, native life, the Panama railway, gold mines, climate, topography, Cartagena, forests, conditions, etc.

US$800. bookID # 10176


GONZALEZ CARRANZA, Domingo; A Geographical Description of the Coasts, Harbours, and Sea Ports of the Spanish West-Indies; Particularly of Porto Bello, Cartagena, and the Island of Cuba; with Observations of the Currents, Variations of the Compass in the Bay of Mexico. . . .. London, Printed for the Editor Caleb Smith, 1740, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 13.5 cm]; i-xi [i, verso blank], 13-136, [8] pp., 5 folding copper-engraved maps and charts (one with 3 cm tear at stub), modern full red calf, period style, gilt spine title lettering, raised bands with gilt, marbled endpapers, first 5 leaves neatly rehinged, bookplate of Alberto Parreno, near fine overall.

The work was translated by Caleb Smith from a manuscript, written in Spanish by Domingo Gonzales Carranza, his Catholic Majesty's Principal Pilot of the Flota in New Spain written in 1718. The fine maps are: [1] A New and Correct Chart or Map of the West Indies. &c. (28.3 x 39 cm; Gulf of Mexico, Southern U.S., Mexico, Central America and northern South America); [2] A Plan of the Harbour and City of La Vera Cruz 18.5 x 16.5 cm); [3] A Plan of the Harbour & City of Cartagena (18.8 x 15.1 cm); [4] A Plan of the Harbour and City of Havana (18.3 cm x 29 cm); [5] A Plan of the Harbour and Town of Porto Bello (19 x 22 cm), engraved by P. Harrison, the dimensions of the image, all with additional margins. With an appendix of Captain Parker's account of the taking of the town of Porto Bello in 1601. Palau 105157. Sabin 11030, 27899. Spain & Spanish America 219.

US$3800. bookID # 12984


HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY, ; Canada; to Commemorate Our 322nd Birthday; Road Atlas Plus 6 Postcards. , Rand McNally, [1992], , folio [39 x 28 cm]; unpaginated, national map, maps of each province, inset maps of main cities, all maps in color, mileage chart, legend, index of towns and cities, original pictorial printed heavy paper wraps with title historic map showing trading posts, etc on cover, name on margin, near fine and clean with the postcards intact.

This copy has the 4 page insert of ads from The Bay that was included with the atlas.

US$20. bookID # 13640


IBRAHIM-HILMY, H. H. Prince; Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the Earliest Times to the Year 1885 Inclusive; A Bibliography Comprising Printed Books, Periodical Writings, and Papers of Learned Societies; Maps and Charts; Ancient Papyri, Manuscripts, Drawings, &c.. Cambridge [London], Maurizio Martino Publisher, nd [1994], limited to 250 copies, thick 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; 2 volumes bound in one, viii, 398; [ii], 459 pp, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering on black label, gilt rules, fine, clean and unused copy.

A massive 860 page reference covering thousands of books, articles, etc, and a standard reference on Egypt and Sudan. Sudan at the time this bibliography was written covered a much larger area than present day Sudan.

US$65. bookID # 13372


KOEPPEL, P. Robert; Palastina (Palestine), Die Landschaft in Karten und Bildern [Palestine, the Landscape in Maps and Pictures]. Tubingen, Verlag Von J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1930, First edition, small 4to [27 x 19 cm]; v, [i], 174, [ii, ads for maps on Palestine] pp, 200 illustrations including many full-page and in color, many maps, one color plate of rocks, index, text in German, tables, original cloth, erasure of name on front blank endpaper, light stain on front cover, else fine clean copy.

A very well-illustrated work on the geology and geography of Palestine, the northern half of present day Israel and both sides of the Jordan River. The illustrations are mainly from photos, some drawings, including aerial photo maps, rock formations, scenery, etc.

US$80. bookID # 7999


LA CONDAMINE, M. de; A Succinct Abridgment of a Voyage made within the Inland Parts of South America from the Coasts of the South Sea to the Coasts of Brazil & Guiana, down the River of Amazonas. London, E. Withers, 1747, First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; xii, 108 pp, folding engraved map, with the half title page, contemporary marbled boards, leather spine, covers worn, joints repaired with leather, lacks front blank endpaper, map with old one inch tear repaired, interior is very good.

Sabin 38488. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America in 1736, to measure a degree of latitude in the area near Quito where the equator crossed, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The ten year expedition proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine returned by crossing Brazil via the Amazon. His narrative of his journey was of great importance, because for the first time the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes.' [Borba de Moraes, I, 447] The fine engraved map of the Amazon and its tributaries accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine himself, and is the first map in which the latitudes were observed and shown on the map. Cox ii, 273: 'La Condamine returned to the east coast of the continent by descending the Amazon, the first time it was accomplished by a scientist'. Hill 169: 'the greatest geographical event of the eighteenth century as regards South America. . . to measure one exact degree of meridian to determine the dimensions and shape of the earth. . . the work occupied eight years'. Goodman 495: 'A very useful abridgment of this indispensible work, entirely satisfactory for nearly all purposes'. Spain & Spanish America I, 369.

US$600. bookID # 13362


LA CONDAMINE, M. de; A Succinct Abridgment of a Voyage made within the Inland Parts of South America from the Coasts of the South Sea to the Coasts of Brazil & Guiana, down the River of Amazonas. London, E. Withers, 1747, First edition in English, 8vo [21x 13 cm]; xii, 108 pp, folding engraved map, with the half title page, contemporary full leather, spine worn, joints repaired, light foxing including on map, but mostly marginal, internally clean and very good.

Sabin 38488. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America in 1736, to measure the degree of latitude in the area near Quito where the equator crossed, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The ten year expedition proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine returned by crossing Brazil via the Amazon. His narrative of his journey was of great importance, because, for the first time, the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes.' [Borba de Moraes, I, 447] The fine engraved map of the Amazon and its tributaries accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine himself, and is the first map in which the latitudes were observed and shown on the map. Cox ii, 273: 'La Condamine returned to the east coast of the continent by descending the Amazon, the first time it was accomplished by a scientist'. Hill 169: 'the greatest geographical event of the eighteenth century as regards South America. . . to measure one exact degree of meridian to determine the dimensions and shape of the earth. . . the work occupied eight years'. Goodman 495: 'A very useful abridgment of this indispensable work, entirely satisfactory for nearly all purposes'. Spain & Spanish America I, 369.

US$800. bookID # 13853


LA CONDAMINE, M. de; Relation Abregee D'un Voyage Fait Dans L'interieur De L'amerique Meridionale. Depuis La Cote De La Mer du Sud, Jusqu'aux Cotes du Bresil & De La Guiane, En Descendant La Riviere Des Amazones [Voyage made within the Inland Parts of South-America . . .]. Paris, Chez la Veuve Pissot, 1745, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xvi, 216, [iv, privege du roi] pp, folding engraved map, errata, contemporary full tree calf, gilt spine title lettering on leather label, gilt spine decorations, all edges gilted, marbled endpapers, corners and spine end worn, small inkstamp on title page, interior quite clean and fine, cover very good.

Sabin 38484. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America in 1736, to measure a degree of latitude in the area near Quito where the equator crossed, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The ten year expedition proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine returned by crossing Brazil via the Amazon. His narrative of his journey was of great importance, because for the first time the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes.' [Borba de Moraes, I, 446] The fine engraved map of the Amazon and its tributaries accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine himself, and is the first map in which the latitudes were observed and shown on the map. Cox ii, 272. Hill 168.

US$900. bookID # 12417


MONTEITH, James; Comprehensive Geography; Local, Mathematical, Physical, Comparative, Descriptive, Historical and Ancient with Map-drawing and Relief maps [with] Special Geography of New England, a Supplement to Monteith's Geography. New York, Chicago, New Orleans, A. S. Barnes & Company, [1872, First edition, New England Edition, folio [31.5 x 24.5 cm]; 104; 30 pp, 60 colored maps, including double-page, full-page and including 3 double-page in supplement, many engraved illustrations throughout, other uncolored maps, tables, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title lettering, covers worn, pencil writing on endpaper, two pages with short tear, interior unmarked, good.

A detailed geography, this copy with the 30 page New England supplement with much additional material. Used as a textbook, still useful for the maps, illustrations and great amount of information that reflected current knowledge, covering US and world.

US$30. bookID # 12226


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate; Comprising The Argentine Republic, Uruguay, and Paraguay, with a railway map. Buenos Ayres, M. G. & E. T. Mulhall, 1892, sixth edition, 8vo [ 18.5 x 13 cm]; [iv], 686, 80 [ads, with illustrations and index] pp, double-page railway map, plan of Buenos Aires, tables, index, original red cloth with gilt cover emblem, gilt spine title lettering, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, very good+, clean and unmarked copy.

Welch 11. Naylor 138. Sabin 51268. This is regarded as the first book published in English in South America, greatly expanded from the first edition of 1869 and brought up to date. It was a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. It includes 80 pages of fascinating advertisements, some illustrated. There is a short chapter on the Falkland Islands. Each of the editions of this book contains different material from previous editions. This is the first printing with the railway map.

US$310. bookID # 12898


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate; Comprising The Argentine Republic, Uruguay, and Paraguay, with a railway map. Buenos Ayres, M. G. & E. T. Mulhall, 1892, sixth edition, 8vo [ 18.5 x 13 cm]; [iv], 686, 80 [ads, with illustrations and index] pp, double-page railway map, plan of Buenos Aires, tables, index, original red cloth with gilt cover emblem, gilt spine title lettering, nicely rebacked preserving the spine and boards, endpaper worn & with name, lightly foxed at outer edge of text block, paper of ads is lightly aged, very good, clean copy.

Welch 11. Naylor 138. Sabin 51268. This is regarded as the first book published in English in South America, greatly expanded from the first edition of 1869 and brought up to date. It was a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. It includes 80 pages of fascinating advertisements, some illustrated. There is a short chapter on the Falkland Islands. Each of the editions of this book contains different material from previous editions. This is the first edition with the railway map.

US$240. bookID # 12897


PHILIP, George & Son; Philips' Mercantile Map of Europe. London, The London Geographical Institute, nd [c1920], , 4to [29 x 25 cm, 11.5 x 9.7 inches]; large folding colored map measuring 78 x 122 cm or 37.5 x 48 inches that folds to 29 x 25 cm, original cloth covers, title lettering on cover and spine, joint cracked but firm, marbled endpapers, original ribbon ties, map near fine and clean, linen-backed sectional map as originally issued, in very good original cover.

A very detailed map, showing all of Europe including Western Russia to Iceland, part of north Africa, Lebanon, most of Caspian Sea. It shows cities, railways, mail and other steamers routes, wireless stations, canals, Lloyd's signal states, each country is shown in different color, also shows altitudes, etc. The scale is 72 mile to the inch or 1:4,500,000.

US$120. bookID # 12947


PORTINARO, Pierluigi; Franco Knirsch; The Cartography of North America, 1500 - 1800. New York, Facts on File, [1987], First edition in English, translated from the Italian edition of 1987, royal 4to [33 x 25 cm]; 320 pp, 121 plates, nearly all in color and including many double-page, mostly reproducing old maps, many other illus, biographical notes, index, original cloth, dj, fine in fine dj.

A quality production with numerous excellent illustrations, and with useful text on the history of cartography, the history of New World exploration and mapmaking techniques.

US$50. bookID # 12590


POWELL, E. Alexander; The Map that is Half Unrolled; Equatorial Africa from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic. New York, The Century Co., [1925], First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; xv, 355 pp, frontis, 64 plates from photos, two colored folding maps each showing author's route, index, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt title lettering, very minor shelf rubbing at edge but a near fine copy, quite clean.

The author, a popular travel writer and explorer, travelled from the Indian Ocean, across Tanganyika and the Congo to the Atlantic, and described the peoples, tribes and nature in some detail.

US$20. bookID # 7905


SIFTON, Clifford; Descriptive Atlas of Western Canada showing Maps of the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia and districts of Assiniboia, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Athabasca, also of World & Canada. Ottawa, Minister of the Interior, 1900, , folio [36 x 28 cm]; 14 pp, 8 color maps including 2 double-page, others are full folio page, some illustrations from photos, original printed heavy paper wraps, full title on cover, small ink stain on cover, lower inner corner chipped, overall clean very good copy.

The double-page maps are of the world and the Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland. The full page maps are of British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories (which were at the time Alberta, Saskatchewan, Assiniboia), Ontario, Quebec, Maritime Provinces. The provinces of Canada at that time were somewhat different, eg, the northern half of Quebec consisted of Ungava, northern Ontario was part of North West Territories as was most of Manitoba, while the southern third of Saskatchewan was Assiniboia, the northern third was part of Athabasca. Accompanying the maps is text describing the provinces, climate, resources, conditions, population, etc.

US$150. bookID # 12404


SKELTON, R. A.; Explorers' Maps; Chapters in the Cartographic Record of Geological Discovery. London, New York, Spring Books, [1970], , 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xii, 337 pp, color frontis, more than 200 illustrations of maps, charts and drawings from early sources, bibliog, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine, dj (spine faded from sun but lettering clear, slight wear at spine ends), signature on endpaper but very good copy.

An excellent and most useful book, by the former chief of the Map Room at the British Museum whose book are highly respected. This book traces the development of cartography from medieval times to the present and discusses the European exploration and discovery of the rest of the world. Parts of the book were published in Geographic Magazine in a different form. This edition is in larger format than previous edition, making it easier to read.

US$30. bookID # 10435


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Maps and Topography. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 135, [v] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 453 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 20 September 2001. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world including the libraries of Roy Harvey Johnstone, Walter Kupfer, Dr. T. Shrire, the Ulm Edition of Ptolomy's Cosmographia 1486, Blaeu's Atlas Major 1648-72, etc. Sale L01326.

US$5. bookID # 13335


SOTHEBY'S, ; Natural History, Travel, Atlases and Maps. London, Sotheby's, 2002, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 278 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some double-page, some black and white illustrations, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 453 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 14 November 2002. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world including the libraries of the Fane Family, Lady Herries, Brigadier C. E. Tryon Wilson, Neville L. Fakes, etc, with 89 lots on natural history. Sale L02304.

US$5. bookID # 13334


SOTHEBY'S, ; Printed Books and Maps of the Near and Middle East, including the Library of Cyrus Ghani. London, Sotheby's, 1997, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 88, [xvi] pp, frontis, many illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on spine and cover, fine, clean and unmarked.

Sale LN736, 23 October 1997, with detailed descriptions of over 600 lots. Ghani produced one of the finest libraries on the subject and it forms the basis of his book Iran and the West.

US$10. bookID # 13325


SOTHEBY'S, ; Printed Books and Maps, comprising Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, the Middle East and other subjects including militaria & pyrotechnics & property of the Rt. Hon. Viscount Esher. London, Sotheby's, 1992, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 185, [xi] pp, numerous illustrations, maps, from the original sources, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine and clean, with the list of prices achieved and buyers inserted loose.

A very well-illustrated description of the Sotheby's sale held in London 30th June, 1st July, 9th July 1992, with detailed descriptions of 1,529 lots of books

US$9. bookID # 13600


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale, Natural History and Maps. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 242 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, glossary, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few small creases, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 481 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 15 November 2001. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world with an emphasis on Australasia, China, India, Africa, maderia, Pacific, North and South America, etc, with 65 lots on natural history. Sale L01959.

US$5. bookID # 13333


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Books, Maps, Atlases, Natural History and Topographical Pictures. London, Sotheby's, 2000, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 225, [i] pp, hundreds of colored & uncolored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few minor notes, near fine, clean.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on Africa, Australasia, Near & Middle East, Americas, Asia, Europe, wall maps, atlases, etc describing 447 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 2 December 1999. A very useful reference. Sale L09215.

US$5. bookID # 13621


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Books, Maps, Atlases, Natural History and Topographical Pictures. London, Sotheby's, 2000, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 272 pp, hundreds of colored & uncolored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few minor notes, near fine, clean.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on Africa, Australasia, Tahiti, South Seas, North & Central America, Caribbean, Europe, etc describing 454 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 14 December 2000. A very useful reference. Sale L00720.

US$5. bookID # 13418


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Mediterranean & Middle East. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 219, [iii] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, some black & white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheets.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on the middle east, describing 603 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 17 October 2001. A very useful reference. Includes large sections on Greece, Turkey, North Africa, etc. Sale L01956.

US$5. bookID # 13332


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale; Pictures and Near & Middle Eastern Books and Maps. London, Sotheby's, 2003, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 292 pp, hundreds of illustrations, almost all in color, including many full-page, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on spine and cover, light corner wear, else fine, clean and unmarked, includes the loose list of prices realized.

One of Sotheby's better sales of book and paintings on the middle east, describing 762 lots in detail, very well-illustrated. Sale L03622.

US$12. bookID # 13324


STORM, Colton; A Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana; [with:] Index to Maps in the Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection. Chicago, The Newberry Library, University of Chicago Press, 1968, First editions, large 8vo [26 x 19 cm]; xxv, 854 pp, frontis portrait of Graff, detailed index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, lightly foxed at outer edge of text block, near fine, clean and unmarked.

A detailed description of 4801 items including collations, commentary, historical significance, etc, for one of the most important libraries of western Americana ever assembled. The Index of Maps to the collection, is in original heavy paper wraps, published separately in 1972, as a supplement to the main work, but often not found with it. It has 4 small maps and detailed index and is in fine clean condition.

US$40. bookID # 13480


TOOLEY, R. V,; Collector's Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa. London, Carta Press, 1969, First edition, 8vo [25 x 19 cm]; xvi, 132 pp, 100 plain plates at end, 6 coloured plates including frontis, other illustrations in text, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (light wear, price clipped), near fine, clean and unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated reference work describing about 500 maps in detail, that allows identification, including size, date, edition, full title, maker, variations, etc. Author was the premier map expert and wrote several books on subject.

US$50. bookID # 13476


TOOLEY, R. V., Charles Bricker, preface by Gerald Roe Crone; Landmarks of Mapmaking; An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmaking. Amsterdam, Brussels, Elsevier, [1976], First American edition, folio [41 x 28 cm]; 276 pp, over 350 illus, including maps, portraits, title pages and reproductions from early sources, 14 color double-page folding maps, other color illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, gilt and white vignette on front cover, pictorial endpapers, dj (lightly rubbed at edge, price clipped), a fine copy in lightly worn very good dj, covers bright.

A standard reference and a beautifully produced and illustrated work covering the development of cartography, the exploration and mapping of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. Tooley and Crone were major authorities in the field of cartography. Print and antique stores have framed maps from other copies of this book because of their high quality.

US$22. bookID # 12771


TROREY, Lyle G., foreword by W. W. Williams; Handbook of Aerial Mapping and Photogrammetry. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1950, First edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; xvi, 178 pp, 81 illustrations from photos and drawings including charts, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, previous owner's name on endpaper, else fine and clean in good dj (chipped at edges, price clipped).

A very detailed work with all the details needed to make accurate aerial photographs, with formulas, charts, equipment and detailed examples. The author had served in the last war with the Canadian Military Survey and developed his methods after the war where speed and accuracy were both essential. There are excellent photos in the book of the equipment used, and details on stereoscopy and photogrammetry.

US$12. bookID # 12740


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