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Book Condition: Very Good
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Missing front free endpaper. Yellow green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 200 half-tone illustrations, most of them from old maps. A concise accompanying text gives an ever-interesting account of the geographical ideas and events associated with the maps. Color frontis illustration (H.M.S. Racehorse in the ice north of Spitsbergen, 10 August 1773. 337 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (12.50 on front inside flap), has shallow edge chipping and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.