Cartographia – Mapping Civilizations. Introduction by Ronald E. Grim – Afterword by James H. Billington, The Librarian of Congress.
First Edition Third Printing. New York, Boston, London, Little, Brown and Company, 2008. 26 cm x 34 cm. 266 pages. Beautifully illustrated, with over 200 plates. Cartographically illustrated titlepage and content page. Hardcover. Boards are stunningly illustrated with reprint of the 1507 Waldseemüller map that was the first map to use the name “America”. Pastedowns and endpapers illustrated with ‘Pictorial Map on Cloth of the Vale of Kashmir Showing Srinagar in Detail.’ With dustjacket in protective mylar. Dustjacket richly illustrated with 17th century Portuguese map of Southeast Africa. Near fine condition internally and externally.