Harley, J. B. & David Woodward, eds.; The History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 1: Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies. 1st edition, Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, 1992. Small folio, pp. xviii, 579, 40 colored plates, 355 halftones and 8 tables.
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 original and in depth, extensive research found in this scholarly work makes this first book of volume 2 of the landmark History of Cartography Series the foremost source for defining, describing, and analyzing the history of cartography in non-Western cultures. This is an area of study traditionally overlooked by Western scholars but in reality it is the foundation of all cartography..
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.