First published in 1958, The Southeast in Early Maps is William Cumming's classic study of the mapping of the Southeast before the American Revolution. By analyzing printed and manuscript maps of the region in light of other contemporary primary documents, the books traces the expansion of the geographical knowledge about the Southeast over the course of discovery and colonization. This magnificent edition will be a valuable reference for collectors, cartographers, geographers, historians, archaeologists, archivists, librarians, genealogists, and surveyors.
HARDCOVER: 12 x 10 in
362 pgs. 124 illustrations, 24 color reproductions of maps
By William P Cumming, Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged by Louis deVorsey, Jr.
Published in 1986 by UNC Press
The highly anticipated second edition of Collecting Old Maps is completely revised and widely expanded. While maintaining the original approach to the nuts and bolts of collecting, there is new information on collecting in the digital age, building and disposing of a collection, papermaking history, and the mythological figures, symbols and allegory used in cartography.
The most significant change to this new edition is the Map Gallery, which is more comprehensive and profusely illustrated in full color. Nearly 200 maps were assembled to illustrate the five-century evolution of printed maps and how they changed both artistically and technically in response to various cultural and market influences. They illustrate the progression from the simple woodcuts of the incunabula period to the elegant copperplate engravings of Renaissance Italy, then to the Baroque Dutch compositions, the refined style of scientific cartographers, and finally the technically advanced, but sometimes whimsical, approach of 20th-century mapmakers. As in the first edition, these maps represent a broad range of geographic regions, cartographic importance, and prices, and are all available in the current market.
HARDCOVER: 9.5 x 11.5 in
352 pgs. 408 illustrations.
By F.J. Manasek, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged by Marti Griggs & Curt Griggs
Published in 2015 by Old Maps, LLC