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The American Military Pocket Atlas; being an an Approved Collection of Correct Maps, Both General and Particular, of the British Colonies; Especially Those which Now Are, or Probably May Be the Theatre of War: Taken Principally from the Actual Surveys

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The American Military Pocket Atlas; being an an Approved Collection of Correct Maps, Both General and Particular, of the British Colonies; Especially Those which Now Are, or Probably May Be the Theatre of War: Taken Principally from the Actual Surveys

by Sayer, Robert & BennettT, John (Holster Atlas)

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  • Hardcover
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London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, 1776. The elusive so called "Holster Atlas".This is a first edition, published in 1776 by Sayers and Bennett, containing all the 6 maps as called for, all in first state. vi-viiipp. dedication letter and Advertisement + list of maps; with six folding engraved maps with original outline colour, all mounted on stubs, some light dust marking, to map 4 'Middle British Colonies''; a few very small minor splits,repaired to folds, but nothing significant. Bound in original marbled boards with calf spine with green leather title label, the heraldic bookplate of Heinrich Johann, Freiherr von Gudenus dated 1891 on front pastedown. A little rubbed, spine slightly worn at foot, a very good handsome copy, [Sabin 1147 & 1343], Known as the 'Holster Atlas' this work was designed for and issued to British cavalry officers for use in the field during the American War of Independence. It was "calculated in its Bulk and Price to suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks" (from the Advertisement leaf). The six maps here represent a distillation of what the British high command saw as the most pertinent topographical information for soldiers and, being issued at the war's outset, provides keen insight into how the British envisioned the war unfolding. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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Bookseller
Rickaro Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
056373
Title
The American Military Pocket Atlas; being an an Approved Collection of Correct Maps, Both General and Particular, of the British Colonies; Especially Those which Now Are, or Probably May Be the Theatre of War: Taken Principally from the Actual Surveys
Author
Sayer, Robert & BennettT, John (Holster Atlas)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1776
Keywords
Cartography Maps America War Independence
Bookseller catalogs
Military and Military History; American History;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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About Rickaro Books Ltd

At Rickaro Books, we have over 30 years experience in bookselling and customer care. We have a retail shop located in the historic town of Horbury and whilst we sell online, we always welcome visitors to the shop.We specialise in T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) but also carry a wide range of other titles across the fields of military, local history and first edition fiction. if you are seeking for a particular title, we are happy to assist and are always interested in purchasing good, collectable books.

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