Item #13968 The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800. Henry R. Wagner.
The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800
The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800
The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800
The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800
The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800
The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800
The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800
The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800

The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1937. Very Good. First Edition, 1st Printing. Limited to 750 copies in Two Volumes [12.5x9.25in] Vol 1- xi, [1] map of The Basin of the Northeast Pacific, 270 pp., 40 maps with some folding, 11 charts, 3 tables, index; Vol 2- 271-543 pp., listings of 34 pre-discovery maps and 862 post-discovery maps, index, current and obsolete place names, bibliography; Black cloth covers with gilt titles on spine, all edges trimmed; Minor shelf wear to lower edges and corners, some fraying to top and bottom of spine, age-toning to end papers and edges, small dents to foredge of Vol 1, prior owner handwritten gift letter tipped in to map fold facing p. 97, without dust-jackets or slipcase. [Howes W7, Axe 86]. Item #13968

Henry R. Wagner (1862-1957) was a book collector, cartographer, historian, author and bibliographer. He was a Yale law school graduate and worked for mining interests in North and South America, New York and London. He was a major book collector in later shifted from collecting to research and writing articles, books and bibliographies on the American Southwest, exploration and maps of the Northwest Coast of America. He is credited with 193 publications from Ruth Axe book, The Published Writings of Henry R. Wagner, 1988.

These volumes are an extensive and important account of the evolution of cartography of the Northwest Coast of America. Includes the list of maps, place names in use and obsolete, and a lengthy map bibliography

There is a very person gift inscription letter, dated September 8th, 1962, Tokyo from Eco to Jack regarding this book as a gift that was purchased from a bookshop in Tokyo. It is written in ink on illustrated Japanese rice paper.

Price: $400.00

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