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Warren C. Shearman City Views Collection
GC 1115  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Warren C. Shearman City Views Collection
    Dates: 1206-1961
    Collection Number: GC 1115
    Creator/Collector: Shearman, Warren C.
    Extent: (Boxes: 3 letter, 1 ov, 1 flat, 275 items mounted on board,12 mc drawers)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: Romance languages

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Warren C. Shearman City Views Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    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."

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Maps.
    Pictorial maps.