Maps in the Atlases of the British Library

A Descriptive Catalogue c. AD 850-1800

Compiled by Rodney Shirley

Maps in the Atlases of the British Library
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Compiled by Rodney Shirley

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1,931 pages | 11-2/5 x 9-2/5 | © 2004
Cloth $403.00 ISBN: 9780712347990 Published November 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Although there are catalogues of individual maps in The British Library, up to now there has been no thorough listing of the maps in the Library's large collection of atlases, including the general works of geography, history, and travel which contain nine or more maps. As to be expected, English material predominates, but the Library's holdings of Dutch, French, and German atlases are substantial, and there are also many atlases from other European countries, as well as those of Arabic, Persian, and Oriental origin. Over 100 atlases are composite in nature, often preserving rare material not found elsewhere. Details of atlas publication, provenance, colour, and binding are provided together with itemisation of each map, cross references, and scholarly source material.
Contents

PRELIMINARIES

Preface by Tony Campbell

Introduction: The British Library Atlas Collation Project

Foreword: The Atlas and Map Collections of the British Library

Guidance Notes: How to use the Atlas and Map Collation Entries

 

APPENDICES

A.           Standard Fields for Collation Software

B.           A Note on Atlas Bindings

C.           A Note on Library Acquisition Stamps

D.           A Note on Places of Publication of Pre-1800 Atlases

E.           A Note on Classical and Contemporary Place Names

F.           Pre-1800 Thematic Atlases

G.           Pre-1800 Atlases with Fine Colour

H.           Pre-1800 Oriental Atlas Material

I.            Personal Names Index to Preliminary Text

 

MASTER LIST OF ALL PRINCIPAL ATLAS ENTRIES WITH AUTHOR, TITLE, DATE AND ATLAS CODE

 

ATLAS DESCRIPTIONS AND COLLATIONS

                VOLUME 1

1.            Terrestrial Atlases

                VOLUME 2

2.            Maritime Atlases

3.            Celestial Atlases

4.            General Works

5.            Manuscript Atlases

 

INDEX (CD-ROM)

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