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BROTTON, Jerry (Jeremy Richard), 1969- : TRADING TERRITORIES : MAPPING THE EARLY MODERN WORLD.

BROTTON, Jerry (Jeremy Richard), 1969- : TRADING TERRITORIES : MAPPING THE EARLY MODERN WORLD.

London : Reaktion Books, (1997). First edition. A well-illustrated study (based on a Ph. D. thesis) of maps and geographical knowledge in the early modern world, with sections on the cartography of the early Portuguese discoveries, the geography of the Ottoman Empire, mapping the Moluccas, and the geography of Mercator and Ortelius.
Medium 8vo (25cm). 208pp. Illustrations, some coloured. Original boards; very good in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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BROTTON, Jerry (Jeremy Richard), 1969- : A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN TWELVE MAPS.

BROTTON, Jerry (Jeremy Richard), 1969- : A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN TWELVE MAPS.

London : Allen Lane, (2012). First edition. “In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton argues that far from being scientific objects, maps of the world are unavoidably partial and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power, authority and creativity of particular times and places”.
Royal 8vo (25cm). (xviii),(514),[x]pp. Fifty-six colour illustrations on plates. Figures in text. Original boards; a couple of slight marks, but a very good copy in a just lightly used dust-jacket.

£20

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CAMPBELL, Tony : JAPAN : EUROPEAN PRINTED MAPS TO 1800.

CAMPBELL, Tony : JAPAN : EUROPEAN PRINTED MAPS TO 1800.

London : Map Collectors’ Circle, 1967. First edition. A chronological cartobibliography, listing and describing 83 early western maps of Japan, with twenty-eight plates. Map Collectors’ Series No. 36.
Crown 4to (25cm). 22,[ii]pp. Plates. Original stapled wrappers; a few faint marks, but a very good copy.

£20

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KAPP, Kit S., 1926-2013 : THE PRINTED MAPS OF JAMAICA UP TO 1825.

KAPP, Kit S., 1926-2013 : THE PRINTED MAPS OF JAMAICA UP TO 1825.

London : Map Collectors’ Circle, 1968. First edition. A cartobibliography listing and describing 153 maps, with thirty-three illustrations. Map Collectors’ Series No. 42.
Crown 4to (25cm). (66)pp. Original stapled wrappers; very good.

£20

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McGECHAEN, Alexander, 1946-2010 & VERNER, Coolie, 1917-1979 : MAPS IN THE PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS BY THE ARROWSMITHS : A FINDING LIST. PART I. 1-263 / PART II. 264-462.

McGECHAEN, Alexander, 1946-2010 & VERNER, Coolie, 1917-1979 : MAPS IN THE PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS BY THE ARROWSMITHS : A FINDING LIST. PART I. 1-263 / PART II. 264-462.

London : Map Collectors’ Circle, 1973. First edition. A checklist of the maps produced by the Arrowsmith family for parliamentary reports, etc., between 1806 and 1862. Map Collectors’ Series Nos. 88 and 89.
Two issues. Crown 4to (25cm). [ii],38,[ii]; [ii],39-68,[ii]pp. Original stapled wrappers; very good.

£20

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TOOLEY, R.V. (Ronald Vere), 1898-1986 : EARLY MAPS AND VIEWS OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.

TOOLEY, R.V. (Ronald Vere), 1898-1986 : EARLY MAPS AND VIEWS OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.

London : Map Collectors’ Circle, (1963). First edition. A cartobibliography listing and describing thirty-two maps, etc., with thirty-two plates. Map Collectors’ Series No. 6.
Crown 4to (26cm). (16)pp. Plates. Original stapled wrappers; a few faint signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

£20

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[TOOLEY, R.V. (Ronald Vere), 1898-1986] : ONE HUNDRED FOREIGN MAPS OF AUSTRALIA : 1773-1887.

[TOOLEY, R.V. (Ronald Vere), 1898-1986] : ONE HUNDRED FOREIGN MAPS OF AUSTRALIA : 1773-1887.

London : Map Collectors’ Circle, 1964. First edition. A cartobibliography listing and describing 100 early maps of Australia, with twenty-eight plates. Map Collectors’ Series No. 12.
Crown 4to (25cm). 16pp. Plates. Original stapled wrappers; just a touch of marking and wear, but a very good copy.

£20

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TOOLEY, R.V. (Ronald Vere), 1898-1986 : THE PRINTED MAPS OF NEW SOUTH WALES 1773-1873.

TOOLEY, R.V. (Ronald Vere), 1898-1986 : THE PRINTED MAPS OF NEW SOUTH WALES 1773-1873.

London : Map Collectors’ Circle, 1968. First edition. A cartobibliography listing and describing 167 maps, etc., with thirty plates. Map Collectors’ Series No. 44.
Crown 4to (25cm). (52)pp. Plates. Original stapled wrappers; just a few faint signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

£20

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VERNER, Coolie, 1917-1979 : MAPS BY JOHN ARROWSMITH IN THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

VERNER, Coolie, 1917-1979 : MAPS BY JOHN ARROWSMITH IN THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

London : Map Collectors’ Circle, 1971. First edition. A listing of the 186 maps produced by John Arrowsmith (1790-1873) for the R.G.S. between 1832 and 1872, with an introductory essay, etc. Map Collectors’ Series No. 76.
Crown 4to (25cm). (36)pp. Original stapled wrappers; very faintly bruised and sunned, but a good copy.

£15

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WATTS, Isaac, 1674-1748 : THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH MADE EASY : OR, THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY AND GEOGRAPHY EXPLAIN’D BY THE USE OF GLOBES AND MAPS …

WATTS, Isaac, 1674-1748 : THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH MADE EASY : OR, THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY AND GEOGRAPHY EXPLAIN’D BY THE USE OF GLOBES AND MAPS …

London : for J. Clark & R. Hett; E. Matthews, and R. Ford, 1726. First edition. A popular and much reprinted text, with very clear expositions and worked examples of the problems and principles, intended to lead on “to the higher speculations of the great Sir Isaac Newton and his followers”. Dedicated to John Eames (1686-1744), recently elected to the Royal Society on Newton’s recommendation and himself a serious scholar of physics. “The same perspicuity of thought and ease of expression which distinguish his other works running through the whole of this, I don’t question but the world will meet with equal pleasure and satisfaction in the perusal” (from Eames’ preface). Watts was perhaps better known as a hymn-writer, but was also the author of such works as “Logic, or The Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry After Truth” (1724), which became the standard text on logic at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale.
Post 8vo (196mm x 16mm), [2](xiv),(220)[xii]pp. Title-page in red and black, six folding plates. Contemporary full calf, silk headbands; rebacked, labelled, banded and gilt to style; sprinkled edges; some light wear; neat repair to title-page, not affecting lettering; some occasional internal marking and spotting; small ink stain to fore-edge but a good, sound and attractive copy of an important and accomplished work, particularly good on the use of maps and globes.

£500

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WORMS, Laurence & BAYNTON-WILLIAMS, Ashley : BRITISH MAP ENGRAVERS : A DICTIONARY OF ENGRAVERS, LITHOGRAPHERS AND THEIR PRINCIPAL EMPLOYERS TO 1850.

WORMS, Laurence & BAYNTON-WILLIAMS, Ashley : BRITISH MAP ENGRAVERS : A DICTIONARY OF ENGRAVERS, LITHOGRAPHERS AND THEIR PRINCIPAL EMPLOYERS TO 1850.

London : Rare Book Society, 2011. First edition. An illustrated dictionary of well over 1,500 members of the map-trade in the British Isles from the beginnings until the mid nineteenth century, including all the known engravers and lithographers, all the known globemakers and retailers, the principal mapsellers and publishers, the key cartographers, the makers of map-based games and puzzles, and others. Each entry includes a list of published work, the known biographical facts (in most cases based on fresh and original research), addresses and dates, details of apprentices, etc. Twenty-five years in the making, the book contains previously unpublished material on almost every page.
Royal 8vo (25cm). xxxii,744pp. Over 600 illustrations; apprentice charts, etc. Original buckram; very good in the dust-jacket. Please note an additional UK 10 for postage overseas.

£125

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WORMS, Laurence & BAYNTON-WILLIAMS, Ashley : BRITISH MAP ENGRAVERS : A DICTIONARY OF ENGRAVERS, LITHOGRAPHERS AND THEIR PRINCIPAL EMPLOYERS TO 1850.

WORMS, Laurence & BAYNTON-WILLIAMS, Ashley : BRITISH MAP ENGRAVERS : A DICTIONARY OF ENGRAVERS, LITHOGRAPHERS AND THEIR PRINCIPAL EMPLOYERS TO 1850.

London : Rare Book Society, 2011. First edition. An illustrated dictionary of well over 1,500 members of the map-trade in the British Isles from the beginnings until the mid nineteenth century, including all the known engravers and lithographers, all the known globemakers and retailers, the principal mapsellers and publishers, the key cartographers, the makers of map-based games and puzzles, and others. Each entry includes a list of published work, the known biographical facts (in most cases based on fresh and original research), addresses and dates, details of apprentices, etc. Twenty-five years in the making, the book contains previously unpublished material on almost every page.
Royal 8vo (25cm). xxxii,744pp. Over 600 illustrations; apprentice charts, etc. Original buckram; very good. One of a few copies offered without a dust-jacket at a reduced price.

£100

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