Approximately 22 maps are illustrated, each accompanying a brief essay by various authors. The maps range from the legally unobtainable to ones that collectors may find, such as maps of North America by Wells and Blome. I would have preferred a different design. Each verso is blank, with illustration and description squeezed onto a single page. It would have been much better if the illustrations were put on the versos, and made much larger. A certain someone reading the book noted-that a photostat air expressed as the result of an urgent request was used without acknowledgement (see p.6 of the 1983 Price Record). Such matters aside, the book is a fine survey of mapping during this era of increasing English interest in America.
David C. Jolly, 1989
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