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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A seminal book on maps
I cannot agree with a previous review. This is a comprehensive and well researched book which is the seminal book on maps and the first book you come across when entering the Map Room in the Royal Geographical Society. This is a must for anyone interested in or collecting old maps.
Published on 20 Jun 1999

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3 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I was thoroughly disappointed. I expected more from Moreland
This is a disgrace... don't waste your money!
Published on 2 Feb 1999


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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A seminal book on maps, 20 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Antique Maps (Paperback)
I cannot agree with a previous review. This is a comprehensive and well researched book which is the seminal book on maps and the first book you come across when entering the Map Room in the Royal Geographical Society. This is a must for anyone interested in or collecting old maps.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to antique maps, 20 Aug 2006
This review is from: Antique Maps (Paperback)
This has been my first book on antique maps and I could hardy have had a better one. Now I have a lot of books on maps, a lot of them very good, but this continues to be a great starting point for information.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every map collector should have a copy, 19 April 2010
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I have had a copy of this book for over a decade, and turn to it as my 'first port of call' on any British map and many other ones. The antagonistic review, you will note, gives no evidence whatsoever of failings in the text or the illustrations. I take it to be by a bitter fool.

You will find the best summary of British maps available today. Only a very hard to find copy of Skelton or Shirley will take you further. Yes, if you seriously collect British maps you will need both of these references as well. But these are detailed academic reference tools. 'Antique Maps' is what it purports to be -an introduction -the best one in print. It is a summary - the best one available. It is the work of two well accredited enthusiasts - and it bubbles with real enthusiasm.

The illustrations are always appropriate (rarely true of most introductions to collecting antique maps. Those of the British Isles etc are really inspiring. In fact, I have set out to own an original of each one reproduced!

EVERY SINGLE dealer I have bought maps off owns a copy of Moreland & Bannister. Most sell copies of it. All speak highly of it.I have never met Moreland but I have met David Bannister. He is a gentleman, a lover of maps and a man who shares rather than hoards. These qualities are reflected in his writing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars story about maps, 27 Jun 2011
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This is a very good book about the history of maps. it tells how maps where printed. how people looked at the world. also the people who made it. eventually he will explain the different countrys and the history of mapmaking in this country. So it isn't only about the UK. Italy, gemany the Netherlands and many more. So it is a must have for people who want to understand the story about maps. Even for people outside the UK

One of the last parts is about collecting, but I haven't read it that far.

For people who are only interested in the maps. it has some nice ones in the book, but your better of with an atlass like the Atlass Maior
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3 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I was thoroughly disappointed. I expected more from Moreland, 2 Feb 1999
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This is a disgrace... don't waste your money!
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