Guide to the history of cartography an annotated list of references on the history of maps and mapmaking. by Walter William Ristow

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Published by Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] in Washington .

Written in English

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  • Cartography -- History -- Bibliography

Edition Notes

First and 2d editions issued by the Library"s Map Division under title: A guide to historical cartography.

Book details

StatementCompiled by Walter W. Ristow.
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Geography and Map Division., Library of Congress. Map Division.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ6021 .R57
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p.
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5417591M
ISBN 100844400971
LC Control Number73009776

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