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Wolter, J.A., ed., World Directorv of Map Collections. 2nd ed.  Munich: K.G. Saur, 1986. ISBN 0-86291-296-2. 21xl5cm., xliii, 405pp., cloth. (K.G. Saur, Inc., 175 5th Ave., New York, NY 10010, $36.00)

This directory lists 670 collections in 65 countries.  Each listing provides for data in 16 categories, including address, phone number, size of staff, size and nature of collection, classification scheme, available services, and other information.  Not all information is available for all libraries.  Typically, the Soviet Union, despite glasnost, refused to respond, and older data was used for their four institutions.  On the whole, the information is complete, useful., and easily understood. Compiling such a directory is a major undertaking, and the editor and his many regional editors deserve praise.  Dealers selling to institutions and collectors travelling abroad will find this work most helpful.

David C. Jolly, 1988
 

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