Decorative Printed Maps Of The 15th To 18th Centuries. A revised edition of old decorative maps and charts.

Skelton, R. A. & Humphries, A. L.

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Book ID: 5408


4to viii, 80 pp; + 84 colour & b/w plates hors text, hardback cloth in d/w, gilt, biblio, Spring Books, London, second edition,1965.


A illustrated study which provides a survey of maps printed from copper plates or wood-blocks between the 15th and 18th centuries. It covers Ptolemy maps, early Italian< Dutch, German and English maps and mapmakers. Two independent chapters discusses English and French maps between the 17th and 18th centuries. Most major cartographers have drawn city plans, and maps of major cities in the Arab World, including Jerusalem, Makkah, Damascus, and Cairo.

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