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EXPLORERS' MAPS: Chapters in the Cartographic Record of Geographical Discovery.

By Skelton, R. A.

London/New York: Spring Books, (1970)., (1970).. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], cream cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The edges of the covers and the head & tail of the spine are slightly darkened. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & soiled with the head of its spine chipped. xi & 337 pages. Color frontispiece & numerous reproductions of charts & maps in black & white. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>The development of cartography from the maps and charts of medieval travelers to the scientifically accurate charts of eighteenth and nineteenth century surveyors. Also the story of how Europe discovered and explored the rest of the world.

$15.00

PICTURE ATLAS OF THE ARCTIC.
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PICTURE ATLAS OF THE ARCTIC.

By Thoren, Ragnar, Captain, Royal Swedish Navy (Retired).

Amsterdam/London/New York: Elsevier Publishing Company, 1969., 1969.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-3/4 inches high by 9-3/8 inches wide], blue buckram in a dust wrapper. The top corner of the rear cover is lightly creased. The dust jacket is lightly chipped with a few small creases & its spine is slightly faded. xii & 449 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations, including a few maps. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>A geography of the Arctic, including the Arctic Ocean, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, the Soviet Union and the arctic regions of Scandinavia.

$45.00

MONUMENTA CARTOGRAPHICA. Catalogue 124.
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MONUMENTA CARTOGRAPHICA. Catalogue 124.

By (Kraus, H. P.).

New York: H. P. Kraus, [1969]., [1969].. Very good. - Quarto [12-1/8 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], green cloth titled in gilt. The spine and edges of the covers are very slightly faded and there is a tiny stain to the front cover. Half-title, title & 97 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white with 30 illustrations, mostly full page including folding and double plates. Very good. <p>Seventy items are catalogued and fully described with a price-list laid in.<p> In a pocket mounted on the rear pastedown is a 20-page booklet bound in white wrappers and illustrated in black and white, "Globes and Globe-Gores: The H. P. Kraus Private Collection". This booklet is in fine condition.

$25.00

THE ARCTIC YEAR.

By Freuchen, Peter; and Salomonsen, Finn.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1958)., (1958).. Very good. - Octavo, dark green cloth with a vignette of a polar bear in white on the front cover. There is some light rubbing to the binding with a small area of spotting to the front cover. Half-title, title, [2] leaves & 438 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings, including maps & head-pieces. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>Laid in are publicity photos of the co-authors.

$10.00

ELEMENTS OF MAP PROJECTION / With Applications to Map and Chart Construction. U.S. Department of Commerce / Coast and Geodetic Survey. Special Publication No. 68.

By Deetz, Charles H.; and Adams, Oscar S.

Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945., 1945.. Very good. - Large octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The binding is lightly bumped with the spine & extremities darkened. The rear panel is rubbed with some small stains & there is a tear to the rear joint & the tail of the spine. 226 pages. The fore-edge is foxed. Illustrated with numerous full-page & textual maps, diagrams & tables and with 15 folding maps in the rear. Very good. <p>Fifth edition, revised.

$10.00

INFINITE PERSPECTIVES: Two Thousand Years of Three-Dimensional Mapmaking. With an introducton by Ray Bradbury.
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INFINITE PERSPECTIVES: Two Thousand Years of Three-Dimensional Mapmaking. With an introducton by Ray Bradbury.

By Ambroziak, Brian M.; and Ambroziak, Jeffrey R.

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, (1999)., (1999).. Very good. INTRODUCTION BY RAY BRADBURY - Oblong folio, 13 inches high by 15 inches wide. Black cloth titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine, in a color pictorial white dust wrapper. The dust jacket is soiled with some minor creases. The book's spine is bumped with some minor chips and bumps to the front gutter. 109 & [1] pages, illustrated with over 30 maps, and an additional 20 relief maps to be viewed with 3-D glasses. Two sets of glasses are included in a rear pocket at the back of the book. An additional large folding map is also included within the rear pocket. Very good. <p>First edition.

$25.00

A CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY OF NORTHERN FOXE BASIN, N.W.T.

By Crowe, Keith J.

Ottawa: Northern Science Research Group Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1969.. 1969.. Good. - Small quarto [8-1/2 inches by 11 inches] soft covers bound in black & white decorative wraps with a white plastic strip. The wraps are lightly rubbed & soiled with the corners lightly creased & with minor pencil markings to the front wrap. xii & 130 pages with 3 mechanically reproduced leaves of errata laid in. The top page corners are lightly creased. Black- and-white diagrams, maps & photographic illustrations. Ex-library with a handwritten sticker & 2 library stamps on the front wrap. Good.

$10.00

WINTER IN FINLAND

By Mead, W. R.; and Smeds, Helmer

London: Hugh Evelyn, (1967).. (1967).. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped with its flaps slightly darkened. 144 pages. There is a previous owner's blind stamp on the front endpaper. Black-and-white photographic illustrations, maps and diagrams. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p> A study of the sub-arctic climate of Finland with a winter lasting six months or more: how it affects the Finnish people and how they have adapted to it.

$10.00

SOME NOTABLE SURVEYORS & MAP-MAKERS OF THE SIXTEENTH, SEVENTEENTH & EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES AND THEIR WORK: A Study in the History of Cartography

By Fordham, Sir Herbert George

Cambridge: University Press, 1929.. 1929.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth with a paper label on the front cover. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with the spine somewhat faded & with spotting to the rear cover. The label is lightly soiled. xii & 99 pages. Illustrated in black & white with plates, including a frontispiece, & full- page maps. There is a contemporary owner's ink name & date on the front endpaper. The gutters & blanks are darkened & there is occasional light foxing. Good. <p>First edition.

$25.00

A 2-PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED, with nice content regarding the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick and the ownership of the Machias Seal Island.
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A 2-PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED, with nice content regarding the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick and the ownership of the Machias Seal Island.

By Boggs, Samuel Whittemore. American Geographer, author of "International Boundaries...." (1940) and Special Adviser on Geography to the Department of State.

Washington, December 5, 1947., 1947.. Very good. - sc - Over 700 words typed on 2 pages of 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide paper with the "Department of State" letterhead, with its seal, printed in blue at the top of the first page. In his letter addressed to George P. Bogue, an architect in East Machias Maine, the geographer addresses the boundary between Main and New Brunswick and the ownership of the Machias Seal Island: "It should be explained, perhaps, that Machias Seal Island does not constitute a problem relating to the United States-Canada boundary. The unresolved problem concerning Machias Seal Island is whether sovereignty over the island accrues to the United States or to Canada by virtue of territorial provisions contained in the treaty of peace of 1783, with Great Britain, or whether the island belongs to Canada through occupation and use during the past 100 years or more, said occupation never having been protested by the Government of the United States." Boggs goes on to elaborate on the terms of the "Definitive Treaty of Peace" of 1783 which would give sovereignty of the island to the United States, though the Department of State has made no claims on the island and is aware that Canada maintains a lighthouse and fog signal on it. Signed "S.W. Boggs". The two pages are stapled together at top left and have been folded for mailing. There are creases to the corners and to the edges with a tiny chip to the top right edge of the first page. Very good. <p>The American geographer Samuel Whittemore Boggs was the author of "International Boundaries: A Study of Boundary Functions and Problems", published by Columbia University Press in 1940. He was Special Adviser on Geography to the Department of State.<p>Fogbound for many days of the year, the Machias Seal Island is a barren island in the Gulf of Maine located Southeast of Cutler Head, Maine and Southwest of Southwest Head, New Brunswick. Both Canada and the United States claim sovereignty though the Canadian Coast Guard staffs a lighthouse on the island which was first constructed in 1832. It is believed that it may possibly be a continuation of the Grand Manan series of Islands. Grand Manan was given to Canada in 1817 by a joint commission which interpreted boundaries determined by the 1814 Treaty of Ghent. A sanctuary for seals and seabirds, the island has been protected as a sanctuary by the Canadian Wildlife Service under its designation as the Machias Seal Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

$95.00

LANDMARKS OF MAPMAKING: An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers. Maps chosen and displayed R. V. Tooley / Text written by Charles Bricker / Preface by Gerald Roe Crone

By Bricker, Charles

Amsterdam/Brussels: Elsevier, 1968.. 1968.. Very good. - Small folio, 16-1/4 inches high by 11 inches wide. Hardcover in dust jacket. Bound in light gray buckram titled in gilt with decorations in white & gilt on the spine & with a device stamped in white & gilt on the front cover, in a pictorial dust wrapper. The top & bottom edges of the front cover are slightly darkened. The dust jacket is chipped with some short tears. The glassine surface is chipped & rubbed away from the upper halves of the panels, which are somewhat darkened & soiled. 276 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout with color and black & white illustrations, 4 black & white folding maps and 10 superb color folding maps. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>International Book Society edition.

$35.00

SURTSEY (Evolution of Life on a Volcanic Island)

By Fridriksson, Sturla

New York/Toronto: John Wiley & Sons, (1975).. (1975).. Very good. - Quarto, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & the front panel is soiled & spotted. [x] & 198 pages. Illustrated in black & white & color. Near fine in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.

$15.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

By Uttley, Alison

London: Robert Hale Limited, (1950).. (1950).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth. The binding is lightly bumped with some light spotting to the front cover & soiling to the rear cover. The bottom edge of the rear cover & the tail of the spine are dampstained. xxvi & 415 pages. Illustrated in black & white with a folding map & full-page photographic illustrations. Ex-library with the American Geographical Society's acquisition label on the front pastedown, its blind stamp on the title page & a library pocket on the rear pastedown. Good. <p>First edition.<p>This is a title in the County Book Series which devotes volumes to Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and to each English county.

$10.00

EAST LONDON: The East and North-East Boroughs of London and Greater London

By Sinclair, Robert

London: Robert Hale Limited, (1950).. (1950).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth. The binding is bumped with some light spotting to the covers. xiv, [ii] & pages 17-416. Illustrated in black & white with maps & full-page photographic illustrations. The contents are very good. <p>First edition. Review copy sent to the American Geographical Society with the publisher's printed note laid in. The Society's label and library pocket are on the front pastedown with its blind stamp on the title page.<p>This is a title in the County Book Series which devotes volumes to Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and to each English county, as well as the London boroughs.

$15.00

MOUNTAIN METEOROLOGY. Reprinted from the American Meteorological Journal, August and September, 1891

By Rotch, A. Lawrence

[Ann Arbor, MI]: American Meteorological Journal, 1891.. 1891.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed brown wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened with pieces out of the head & tail of the spine. There are small pieces out of the corners of the wraps & the bottom edge of the front wrap is chipped. Pages [147]-158 and [193]-211 with an errata slip bound in. Illustrated with black-and-white charts & graphs. There is a short tear to the bottom edge of the 1st leaf & the page corners are very lightly bumped. Good. <p>"Extracts from a series of three lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute of Boston in 1891."

$15.00

BARRIER ISLANDS / From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico

By Leatherman, Stephen P.; editor

New York: Academic Press, 1979.. 1979.. Very good. - Octavo, gray cloth titled in red on the front cover & spine. The covers are very lightly bumped. xiv & 325 pages. There are few tiny stains to the front edge of the front endpaper. Illustrated in black & white with maps, diagrams, graphs & photographic illustrations. Very good. <p>First edition. Scarce.

$50.00

FINLAND AND ITS GEOGRAPHY. An American Geographical Society Handbook

By Platt, Raye R.; editor

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce / Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1955).. (1955).. Good. - Large octavo, teal cloth. The binding is lightly bumped with a tiny stain to the rear cover and the spine & extremities are faded. xxv & 510 pages. The book is lightly cracked at the half-title. Black-and-white photographic illustrations & maps. Good. <p>First edition.

$10.00

DELLA OPPORTUNITA SPECIALE DELL'ISTMO DI SUEZ Nella Quistione del Meridiano Geografico Universale

By De Luca, Ferdinando

(Napoli: R. Accademia delle Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche di Napoli, 1865).. 1865).. Good. - Quarto [12 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover, printed self-wraps. 10 pages. There is a piece out of the top corner of each leaf & the bottom corners are bumped. There is light creasing to the leaves with a horizontal crease to each leaf where the pamphlet has been folded. There is a repaired tear to the front edge of each leaf at the fold. Ex-library with a library blind stamp and a discard stamp on the title. Good only. <p>Inscribed along the top of the title page and signed "l'autore".<p>Ferdinando De Luca [1785-1869] was a Naples geographer and mathematician. This text, which is in Italian, with some passages in French, advocates a universal meridian, which would be recognized by all countries.

$125.00

THE GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW. October, 1961

By Fairchild, Wilma B.; editor

New York: The American Geographical Society of New York, 1961.. 1961.. Very good. - Large octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The spine is darkened. There is a light crease to the front wrap. The rear wrap is lightly bumped with some light creasing & with a short tear to its front edge. [ii] & pages [469]-612. Black-and-white illustrations with a large folding color map in a pocket at the rear. There is some light foxing to the last page. Very good. <p>Among the contents of this issue are "Satsuma Oranges in Ocho-Mura: A Study of Specialized Cash Cropping in Southwestern Japan", "Population Changes in Iceland", "The Changing Railroad Pattern in Mainland China" and "Captain James Cook's Discovery of the Antarctic Continent?".

$15.00

THE GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW. January 1958

By Sharp, Robert P.; Hance, William A.; Manley, Gordon; et al

New York: The American Geographical Society of New York, 1958.. 1958.. Very good. - Large octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The spine & extremities are darkened. The wraps are slightly bumped & soiled with a few small stains. [ii] & 150 pages. Black-and-white illustrations, maps & diagrams. There is light foxing to the fore-edge & to the front edges of a few pages. Very good. <p>Among the contents of this issue are "The Latest Major Advance of Malaspina Glacier, Alaska", "Transportation in Madagascar", "Pitcairn Island 1956" and "The Revival of Climatic Determinism".

$15.00

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