[BAGROW, Leo (1881-1957)]. Imago Mundi. A Review of Early Cartography. XVIII. Amsterdam: N. Israel, 1964.
4to., (11 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches). Half-title. Profusely illustrated throughout with reproductions of maps and plates, some folding (occasional light toning). Original publisher’s printed paper wrappers as issued (backstrip a bit faded).
First edition. The 18th issue of the celebrated cartography journal founded by Leo Bagrow. A very nice copy, tight binding and very clean interior. Complete. Included in this issue are: “The oldest known plan of an inhabitated site dating from the Bronze Age, about the middle of the 2nd millennium B.C.” by W. Blumer; “The Vespucian Problems – What point have they reached?” by G. Caraci; “The Japanese Portolanos of Portuguese origin of the XVIth and XVIIth century” by H. Nakamura; “Jean Jolivet’s ‘Description des Gaules’” by F. de Dainville; “The earliest known map of Hungary, 1528” by L. Irmedi-Molnar; “Current knowledge of Alsatian cartography” by F. Grenacher. Founded in 1935, Imago Mundi is the only English-language scholarly periodical whose content exclusively deals with the history of cartography and early maps.