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Air Survey Corporation. The Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C. A Highway Map of the Metropolitan Area. On verso: Inset map of downtown Washington, D.C., pictures and descriptions of national monuments, and Index of Government Offices and Agencies, and an Index to Principal Streets and Suburban Communities. Washington, D.C.: District of Columbia, Department of Highways and Traffic, Office of Planning an Programming, In Cooperation with U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Public Roads, 1965. Large folding map. Printed by Army Map Service Corps of Engineers, 1965. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). Map folds out to 37 inches wide, 43.5 inches high, plus blank margins. Folds as issued. #29029. $25
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Blewitt, Mary. Surveys of the Seas: A Brief History of British Hydrography. Foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir Archibald Day. London, U.K.: MacGibbon & Kee, 1957. 1st printing. Folio. 168 pages. 2 color plates and many monochrome facsimiles of hydrographic surveys. Appendices - I: On 'Ships and Instruments' by Lieut.-Commander G. P. B. Naish. II: Surveys of the Nineteenth Century. III: Hydrographers of the Navy. Very good hardcover in very good original slipcase. #29756. $90
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Hepburn, Andrew. A Complete Guide to New York City, including Westchester County and Long Island: What to See, Where to Go, How to Get There, What to Do, How Much to Pay, Practical Hotel and Restaurant Section. New York: Travel Enterprises, 1952. 4to. 114 pages. Index. Photographs. Illustrations. Maps. American Travel Series. Very good large pictorial paperback (soft cover). #29798. $100
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Ratti, Antonio, and Eugenia Bevilacqua. Le Immagini Dell'Isola di Creta Nella Cartografia Storica. Raccolte e Illustrate da Antonio Ratti. Presentazione [di] Feleciano Benvenuti. Venezia: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 1997. 4to. 103 pages. Index. Bibliography. Color plates. Text in Italian. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 8886166478. #29334. $35
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Robinson, A. H. W. (Adrian Henry Wardle). Marine Cartography in Britain: A History of the Sea Chart to 1855. Foreword by John Edgell. Leicester/Oxford: Leicester University Press, 1962. 4to (large book). 222 pages. Index. Bibliography. Color double-page frontispiece map. Illustrations. 42 full-page plates. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Original dark green buckram over beveled boards, spine stamped in gilt. Dust jacket price-clipped. Lower corners slightly bumped. Text block fore-edge foxed. Dust jacket slightly rubbed and soiled, spine panel a bit faded. #28238. $140
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Savage-Smith, Emilie, with a chapter on iconography by Andrea P. A. Belloli. Islamicate Celestial Globes: Their History, Construction, and Use. Foreword by Silvio A. Bedini. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985. ix, 354 pages. 7 indices. Bibliography. 87 figures. 7 tables. Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, 46. On celestial globes, India, and Arabic astronomy. Major sections are devoted to a Historical Overview, The Smithsonian Globe, and Extant Islamicate Celestial Globes. Good hardcover. Original softcover rebound in library buckram. Exlibrary: title and call number printed on spine, stamps all edges, stamp and writing on original softcover front cover, on title page; barcode label inside rear cover. #29750. $150
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