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A System of Geography: or, A New & Accurate Description of the Earth in all its Empires, Kingdoms and States.… by  Herman and Rober Falconer Moll - First Edition - 1701 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 021776)

A System of Geography: or, A New & Accurate Description of the Earth in all its Empires, Kingdoms and States. Illustrated with History and Topography and Maps of every Country. Fairly engraven on copper, according to the latest discoveries and Corrections

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A System of Geography: or, A New & Accurate Description of the Earth in all its Empires, Kingdoms and States. Illustrated with History and Topography and Maps of every Country. Fairly engraven on copper, according to the latest discoveries and Corrections

by Moll, Herman and Rober Falconer

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London: For A. and J. Churchil and T. Childe, 1701. First Edition. Folio. From the library of John, Earl of Loudoun (John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun (5 May 1705 - 27 Apr. 1782) In 1727, Campbell entered the Army. He was commissioned major general in 1755, and appointed the following year as commander-in-chief of British forces in America during the French and Indian War, and named titular governor of Virginia. Variant issue, with both Churchil & Childe in imprint, 2 parts in 1 volume. Frontispiece, title page in red and black, 4; [24] contents, 444pp; 1-230; [28]pp. index. While the collation is haphazard, the book itself is complete with all catchwords matching, (with dupicate 125 pagination as in all copies) Frontispiece, 2 Engravings of Ptolomei and Copernici systems; 2 engraved compasses; and 44 textual maps, (45 maps if one counts the small china strip map).Contains the following maps. 1. Earth 2. Europe 3. Britain 4.Scotland 5. Ireland 6. France 7. Netherlands 8. United Netherlands(Holland) 9. Germany 10. Small Map of Strasburg 11. Savoy and Piedmont (Rob Falconer) 12. Italy 13. Spain (Rob Falconer) 14. Scandinavia 15. Denmark 16. Sweden 17. Poland 18. Russia 19. Hungary 20. Turkey Part II. 21. Asia 22. Turkey in Asia 23. Canaan-Palestine 24. Great Tartary-Japan (with part of China)2 small maps 25. China 26. East Indies 27. India 28. Persia 29. Africa 30. Africa (five maps) Barbary, Guinea, Egypt and Abyssinia and Nubia 31. Africa-Congo, Angola. 32. America 33. Calf. As Island 34. English Empire(East Coast) 35. Mexico 36. Terra Firma and the Cari-bbe Islands 37. Brasil 38. Rio De La Plata 39. Kingdom of Peru(and Amazon) 40. Chili Bound in full contemporary paneled calf, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated in red morocco spine label gilt, large chip to foot, corners worn, some splitting to joints holding firmly by bands, damp staining throughout mostly at gutter but with some leaves of text, most maps are clean and bright with only a handful touching lower portion of maps. No tears or repairs. ESTC N24605.

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Title
A System of Geography: or, A New & Accurate Description of the Earth in all its Empires, Kingdoms and States. Illustrated with History and Topography and Maps of every Country. Fairly engraven on copper, according to the latest discoveries and Corrections
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Moll, Herman and Rober Falconer
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First Edition
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For A. and J. Churchil and T. Childe
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1701
Keywords
Earth Maps Geography America China Japan England Scotland Africa Asia
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