Vermont: Terra Nova Press, 1997. Second Edition. Octavo, 29 x 22cm, xxxvii +448pp, colophon; photographs and description of 345 maps; orange boards, illustrated dustjacket with red and green title. The illustrations are for the most part taken directly from Dr Norwich’s photographs and digitised by G.B. Manasek Inc., with Jared Manasek as technical consultant. Fine. One tiny pinhole spot to fore-edge of the text block. / Fine. Item #9
During his lifetime Dr Oscar Norwich (1910 – 1994) amassed one of the most significant collections of African maps becoming one of the foremost authorities on the subject. Stanford University acquired the collection in 2002 where it has been placed within a wider body of antique maps and Africana already existing at Stanford.