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(Facsimile, History of Cartography): The American atlas, or, A geographical description of the whole continent of America: wherein are delineated at large, its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly the British Colonies

by Jefferys, Thomas

Condition: Near Fine


London: Times Newspapers in association with the Royal Geographical Society and David Paradine Developments Ltd., 1976. Slip-cased 22 inch elephant folio, near fine, in half blue goat-skin and marbled paper boards. Thirty map sheets originally from 49 copperplates, based on the copy at the Royal Geographical Society. Slip case with one or two small scuffs, gilt lettered label. This edition was limited to 200 copies, this one being unnumbered (not unusual). This is a very attractive bicentennial facsimile atlas, and certainly one of the most important cartographic items pertaining to America in the Revolutionary War era. This particular facsimile, based on the map count and dates, is from the 1777 issue of the atlas (originally issued s in 1776), and printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett. For a description of the varied issues see David Rumsey's online map collection, Ref. 0346b. . Facsimile, Limited. Half-Leather. Near Fine.
  • Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3622
  • Title: (Facsimile, History of Cartography): The American atlas, or, A geographical description of the whole continent of America: wherein are delineated at large, its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly the British Colonies
  • Author: Jefferys, Thomas
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Edition: Facsimile, Limited
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Times Newspapers in association with the Royal Geographical Society and David Paradine Developments Ltd.
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1976
  • Keywords: History, Cartography, Maps, Atlases, Military, Revolutionary War, America, Mapping
  • Bookseller catalogs: K. Reference Books; E. Books--Atlases; G. Books--Revolutionary War;



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