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Warren C. Shearman City Views Collection
GC 1115  
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Description
Birdseye views and maps, primarily European cities from 16th and 17th centuries. Also covers Asia and North Africa. ca. 1206-1961, bulk is 1500-1700. Also eight sets of portraits of European rulers. Letter-size boxes contain photographs and negatives of the collection. Also two notebooks "Pictorial Americana, 1492-1822, An Exhibition" along with correspondence dated 1957-61.
Background
Warren C. Shearman (d. March, 1963) was a professional engraver. He was a noted collector of rare books, maps, and manuscripts. From "UCLA Librarian" volume 17, number 1, November 15, 1963: "Before coming to the west coast, Shearman had lived and worked for a period of twenty-five years in Providence, Rhode Island, where he collaborated with Dr. Lawrence Wroth, Curator of the John Carter Brown Library. Wroth and Shearman traveled together on art-hunting and book-hunting expeditions in Europe and the Orient. How successful these trips by the author-librarian and the collector-engraver were can be measured, in part, from the richness of Shearman's personal library."
Extent
(Boxes: 3 letter, 1 ov, 1 flat, 275 items mounted on board,12 mc drawers)
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder
Availability
Research is by appointment only