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Every map collector should have a copy,
This review is from: Antique Maps (Paperback)
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.