Harley, J. B. & David Woodward, eds.; The History of Cartography: Vol. 1, Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. 1st edition, Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987. Small folio, pp. xvi, 599, 40 colored plates, numerous text illustrations and figures.
The work is complete and in the original publisher's gray cloth with gilt spine label in the pictorial dust-jacket. The binding, dust jacket and text are in near fine condition.
The first volume in this original and in depth, extensive work presents a critical analysis of mapping in Europe and the Mediterranean basin from its earliest prehistoric manifestations through the High Middle Ages. Successive essays consider the petroglyph maps of prehistoric Europe, mapping in ancient Egypt and the Near East, and the a systematic review of Greek, Roman and Byzantine maps. The history of cartography project was ultimately projected to be complete in 6 volumes but only six parts covering three volumes were published in print and the others were apparently published only on line.