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Collectors' Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa, Tooley, R V [Richard Vere]
1 Tooley, R V [Richard Vere] Collectors' Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa
Carta Press, London 1969 Limited Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover Signed
132 pages plus 100 map plates (complete). Hand-numbered 18 of a very limited edition of 25 copies. Signed by Tooley on the certification page. The first of the "The Map Collectorâ??s Series" which is widely regarded as the greatest of Tooley's achievements. The idea of producing a series of monographs on maps was first discussed in 1960 with Robert Stockwell. The interest generated by this idea was widespread and led to The Map Collectorâ??s Circle being formed in April 1963 under Tooley and David Schrire. The series was acclaimed throughout the world, and seen as an important contribution to cartography. It also led to the founding of the Carta Press, aimed at publishing authoritative works on cartography. The first publication, in 1968, was this book, "Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa". A dignified copy. Bound in green leather. Gilt titling on the spine (amiable). The paper trims are edged in gilt (very fresh, agleam). Marbled end papers. The front pastedown has a serene ex-libris plate indicating previous ownership by Edna and Frank Bradlow, the highly esteemed Africana collectors and specialists. The early pages have freckles of foxing. Otherwise, the contents are firm, thick, clean, clear, confident, most assured and most diligent. fk 
Price: 171.00 USD
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