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1 BROTTON, Jerry. Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, (1998). 0801434998 / 9780801434990 
First U.S. edition. 8vo. 208 pp. Illustrations (9 in color), index. Blue cloth, black stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0801434998 First Edition. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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2 BROWN, Lloyd A. The Story of Maps.
New York: Dover, (1979). 0486238733 / 9780486238739 
8vo. xix, 397 pp. Maps, illus., bibliog., index. Pictorial wrappers; spine creased, else fine. Facsimile of the 1949 edition of this classic work on the history of maps. ISBN: 0486238733 
Price: 7.00 USD
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3 CHANCE, Jane; R.O. WELLS, Jr. (eds.). Mapping the Cosmos.
Houston: Rice University Press, (1985). 0892632585 / 9780892632589 
8vo. viii, 175 pp. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket rubbed. Very good. ISBN: 0892632585 
Price: 22.00 USD
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4 CRANE, Nicholas. Mercator, the Man Who Mapped the Planet.
New York: Henry Holt, (2003). 0805066241 / 9780805066241 
First American edition. 8vo. xiii, 348 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, index. Quarter copper stamped maroon over mustard-colored boards, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0805066241 First Edition. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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5 David M. Stewart Museum. The Discovery of the World: Maps of the Earth and the Cosmos from the David M. Stewart Collection.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada: The Museum, 1985. 096909518X / 9780969095187 
8vo. 87 pp. Illustrations (many in color), index. Black cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. Rare in cloth. ISBN: 096909518X 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 DEETZ, Charles H. Cartography; a review and guide for the construction and use of maps and charts.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1943. 
At head of title: U.S. Department of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic Survey, Special Publication No. 205. SECOND EDITION, revised, 1943. 8vo. 226 pp. 89 figs., tables, bibliog., index, 15 folding maps. Original printed wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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7 GOFFART, Walter. Historical Atlases: The First Three Hundred Years, 1570-1870.
Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, (2003). 0226300714 / 9780226300719 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xxiii, 603 pp. Illustrations, indexes. Gray cloth, silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0226300714 First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 HARRIS, Nathaniel. Mapping the World: Maps and Their History.
San Diego: Thunder Bay, (2002). 1571455760 / 9781571455765 
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 304 pp. Color photos and illustrations, index. Pictorial boards, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. ISBN: 1571455760 First Edition. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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9 HÉBERT, John R. Panoramic Maps of Anglo-American Cities, a checklist of maps in the collections of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1974. 0844401145 / 9780844401140 
Oblong 24 cm. v, 118 pp. Illus., index. Pictorial printed wrappers; rubbed edges with slightly crinkled cover. Burndy bookplate. Very good. ISBN: 0844401145 
Price: 4.00 USD
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10 LESTRINGANT, Frank. Mapping the Renaissance World. The Geographical Imagination in the Age of Discovery. Translated By David Fausett. Foreword by Stephen Greenblatt.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1994). 0520088719 / 9780520088719 
8vo. xvii, 197 pp. 19 illus., index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0520088719 This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveler and map-maker Andre Thevet. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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11 LEWIS, G. Malcolm (ed.). Cartographic Encounters: Perspectives on Native American Mapmaking and Map Use.
Chicago and London: University of Chicago, (1998). 0226476944 / 9780226476940 
FIRST EDITION. Series: The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography. Square 8vo. xx, 318 pp. Illustrations, index. Black cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Fine. ISBN: 0226476944 First Edition. 
Price: 57.00 USD
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12 MCLAUGHLIN, Glen & Nancy MAYO. The Mapping of California as an Island: An Illustrated Checklist.
[No location]: California Map Society, 1995. 
Series: California Map Society Occasional Paper, No. 5. FIRST EDITION. 4to. xvi, 167 pp. Original printed wrappers; top right front corner creased. Near fine. ISBN: 01888126000 First Edition. 
Price: 53.00 USD
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13 MICHELL, John (1724-1793). Proposal of a Method for measuring Degrees of Longitude upon Parallels of the Æquator.
[London: Phil. Trans., 1766-7]. [with] LIMBOURG, Joannes Philippus de. Observationes de Ascaridibus & Cucurbitinis, & potissimum 
[London:: Phil. Trans., 1766-7]. [with] LIMBOURG, Joannes Philippus de. Observationes de Ascaridibus & Cucurbitinis, & potissimum de Taenia, tam humana quam leporina. Series: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 56, for 1766, 1767.. 4to. pp. 119-132. One folding plate. Disbound. Fine. FIRST EDITION. John Michell was an English natural philosopher and geologist, whose work spanned a wide range of subjects, from astronomy to geology, optics, and gravitation. “Michell earned a permanent place in the history of stellar astronomy for two signal accomplishments: he was the first to make a realistic estimate of the distance to the stars, and he discovered the existence of physical double stars…Michell’s published scientific work, which earned him election to the Royal Society in 1760, covered many subjects, including the cause of earthquakes (1760), observations of the comet of January 1760, a method for measuring degrees of longitude ‘upon parallels of the Equator’ (1766), and an independent discovery with Coulomb of the torsion balance (1784).”[DSB]. BM Readex Vol. 17, p. 464; DNB Vol. XIII, pp. 333-4; DSB Vol. IX, pp. 370-1 First Edition. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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14 Mirabilia Italiae; GAMBI, Lucio & Antonio PINELLI (eds.). La Galleria delle Carte geografiche in Vaticano/The Gallery of Maps in the Vatican. Three Volume Set.
Modena: Franco Cosimo Panini, 1994. 8876862617 / 9788876862618 
3 vols. Series: Mirabilia Italiæ. (310 x 240 mm). [Photo-Atlas] 594; [Text. Essays and Notes] 534; [Maps] 40 separate folding maps + [index] 50 pp. 795 color illustrations [Photo-Atlas], 120 B/W illustrations [Text], 40 separate folding color reproductions of each map, indexes. Black satin covers, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles (including illus.), matching illustrated satin slipcase. Fine. ISBN: 8876862617 A gorgeously illustrated set printed in both Italian and English. Each folding map measures 465 x 600 mm. The index to the reproductions was edited by Claudio Franzoni. “[The Gallery of Maps] takes its name from the 40 maps frescoed on the walls [in the west side of the Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican], which represent the Italian regions and the papal properties at the time of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585). They were painted between 1580 and 1585 on drawings by Ignazio Danti, a famous geographer of the time. Considering the Apennines as a partition element, on one side the regions surrounded by the Ligure and Tyrrhenian Seas are represented; on the other, the regions surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. The map of the main city accompanies each regional map” (Uffici di Presidenza S.C.V.). Uffici di Presidenza S.C.V. “The Gallery of Maps.” 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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15 PIPER, Karen. Cartographic Fictions: Maps, Race, and Identity.
New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, (2002). 0813530725 / 9780813530727 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xiv, 220 pp. 24 illustrations, index. Blue cloth, silver stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0813530725 First Edition. 
Price: 57.00 USD
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16 PORTINARO, Pierluigi; Franco KNIRSCH. The Cartography of North America 15000-1800.
(New York): Crescent, (1987). 0517030799 / 9780517030790 
4to. 319 pp. Profusely illus., mostly color, index. Silver-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket. Burndy Library bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0517030799 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 PUISSANT, L[ouis] (1769-1843). Traite de Topographie, d’Arpentage et de Nivellement.
Paris: Mme. Ve. Courcier, 1820. 
Second edition. 4to. (252 x 197 mm) xxvi, [2], 412, [42] pp. 9 engraved plates, 42 pages of tables. Original quarter brown calf over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine bands, gilt-stamped red calf spine title label; light wear to covers, corners bumped. Minor pencil signature and ink stamp on title-page. Very good. Second, enlarged edition. This very crisp, fine copy of Puissant’s work contains all the original folding engraved plates as well as extensive metric tables and scales. This French mathematician and geographer, best remembered for his invention of a new map projection. Puissant was a colonel with the French Army in Pyrenees-Orient and Spain beginning in 1792, and subsequently in 1795 professor of mathematics at several schools in France. In 1802 and 1804, Puissant was engaged by the Italian government to survey and chart the island of Elba. His works include several treatises on geometry and mathematics. BM Readex Vol. 20, p. 1081 (1st ed.); Brunet IV, 962; Graesse V, 506; Poggendorf II, 542. First Edition. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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18 RISTOW, Walter W. American Maps and Mapmakers: Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century.
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1985. 0814317685 / 9780814317686 
FIRST EDITION. Oblong 8vo. 488 pp. Illustrations, index. Brown cloth, black stamped spine title, dust-jacket; jacket a bit worn, else fine. Burndy bookplate. ISBN: 0814317685 First Edition. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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19 SCHWARTZ, Seymour I. The Mismapping of America.
Rochester: University of Rochester Press, (2003). 1580461298 / 9781580461290 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xvii, 233 pp. Illustrations and maps, index. Black cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. Perhaps the most blatant error is the very name "America," that honors Amerigo Vespucci, who not only never set foot on North American soil, but also played no significant role in the discovery of South America. The appearance of the name "America" imprinted on a map ensured its permanence. Other significant errors explored in The Mismapping of America include: Giovanni da Verrazzano's misinterpretation of Pamlico or Albermarle Sound for the Pacific Ocean, thereby suggesting the presence of an isthmus in the middle of the North American continent, the existence of a direct North West passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the misconception that California was an island, and the insertion on Lake Superior of a fictitious island that is specifically referred to in defining the boundary of the United States. The inclusion of pertinent rare maps enhances this rich and revealing narrative of several intriguing episodes in the history of the geographic evolution of the United States. ISBN: 1580461298 First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 SHORT, John Rennie. Making Space: Revisioning the World, 1475-1600.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, (2004). 0815630239 / 9780815630234 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Space, Place, and Society. 8vo. xvi, 185 pp. Illustrations, index. Red cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0815630239 First Edition. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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