• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 230

    LEISTE, Christian (1738-1815). Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der englischen Karten. Wolfenbüttel: Bindseil, 1778.

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    LEISTE, Christian (1738-1815). Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der englischen Karten. Wolfenbüttel: Bindseil, 1778.
    8o (172 x 106 mm). Engraved folding map, colored in outline. Contemporary boards (some rubbing).

    FIRST EDITION, published simultaneously in Braunschweig, 1778. "Both editions are the same book" (Sabin). This work gives a thorough description of New England during the Revolutionary War, with an index and a detailed map. "Special-Karte von den mittleren Brittischen Colonien in Nord-America" by Pingeling, a rare German depiction of Revolutionary War period New England. Clark, Old South I: 270; Howes L-243; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 778.14; Sabin 39937.


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