Periplus, an Essay on the early History of Charts and Sailing Directions, translated from the Swedish original by Francis A. Bather…. Adolf Erik NORDENSKIOLD, Baron.
Periplus, an Essay on the early History of Charts and Sailing Directions, translated from the Swedish original by Francis A. Bather…
Periplus, an Essay on the early History of Charts and Sailing Directions, translated from the Swedish original by Francis A. Bather…
Periplus, an Essay on the early History of Charts and Sailing Directions, translated from the Swedish original by Francis A. Bather…

Periplus, an Essay on the early History of Charts and Sailing Directions…
Periplus, an Essay on the early History of Charts and Sailing Directions, translated from the Swedish original by Francis A. Bather…

Stockholm: 1897.

Large folio, with 60 large maps, mostly double-page, two of them coloured, and a further 100 maps of smaller size in the text; marginal tear to one map, a very good copy in later half calf preserving original calf spine (rubbed) over the original brown cloth sides lettered and decorated in gilt on the front cover.

Manuscript maps from ancient times to 1650

Original edition, separately published. An intentional continuation to the author's earlier work Facsimile-Atlas, this is a detailed study of manuscript maps from ancient times to about 1650 and is profusely illustrated.

Original edition, separately published. An intentional continuation to the author's earlier work Facsimile-Atlas, this is a detailed study of manuscript maps from ancient times to about 1650 and is profusely illustrated.

Baron Nils Adolf Erik Friherre Nordenskiöld (1832 -1901), a member of the prominent Finland-Swedish Nordenskiöld family of scientists, was a geologist, mineralogist and Arctic explorer.

This is a most important reference for medieval mappae-mundi as well as portolan charts and similar early forms of mapping sometimes difficult for the modern eye. Like the author's earlier work this is an absolutely indispensable work of reference. "The scholar who has long desired to get a clear general notion concerning the wide field of maps only existent in MS. designs, but ranging from the early centuries of our era down to the sixteenth or even seventeenth century, may assuredly congratulate himself on the good luck which has thrown the work into the hands of Nordenskiöld… As contrasted with the results of Nordenskiöld's labour, the Atlases of Jomard and Santarem fade into comparative insignificance…" (Bernard Quaritch in 1899).

Penrose, p.353; Phillips, 258; Ristow and LeGear, 44.

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