By: PORTINARO, Pierluigi; KNIRSCH, Franco
Edison, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, Inc.: 1987
Seller ID: 84346
Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
As Europeans began visiting the New World after 1492, they made maps of the hemisphere, as they knew it. Many of these early maps are reproduced in this volume, starting with Juan de la Cosa's "Portolan World Chart", which he painted on oxhide in 1500. With 171 color plates, among a total of 200 color and 100 black & white illustrations. This work first published in Italy by White Star Edizione and has been rendered into English by unspecified translator(s). --- In full blue paper-covered boards with silver spine titling. Volume wrapped in dust jacket with representative ma... View More...