[BAGROW, Leo (1881-1957)]. Imago Mundi. A Review of Early Cartography. X. Amsterdam: N. Israel, 1967.

$ 125.00

4to., (11 ¾ x 8 ¾ inches). Profusely illustrated throughout with reproductions of maps and plates, some folding (occasional light toning). Original publisher’s printed paper wrappers as issued (some creasing, edges a bit browned).

Reprint edition, first published in 1953. The 10th issue of the celebrated cartography journal founded by Leo Bagrow. A very nice copy, tight binding and very clean interior. Complete. Included in this issue are: “The North-Atlantic nautical chart of 1424” by A. Cortesao; “The Italian cartographers of the Benincasa and Freducci Families and the so-called Borgiana map of the Vatican Library” by G. Caraci; and “The Types of world map made in Japan’s Age of National Isolation” by Shintaro Ayusawa. Founded in 1935, Imago Mundi is the only English-language scholarly periodical whose content exclusively deals with the history of cartography and early maps.

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