JEFFERYS, Thomas (c.1710-1771). A Description of the Maritime Parts of France. London: Thomas Jefferys, 1774.
JEFFERYS, Thomas (c.1710-1771). A Description of the Maritime Parts of France. London: Thomas Jefferys, 1774.
JEFFERYS, Thomas (c.1710-1771). A Description of the Maritime Parts of France. London: Thomas Jefferys, 1774.
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JEFFERYS, Thomas (c.1710-1771). A Description of the Maritime Parts of France. London: Thomas Jefferys, 1774.

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JEFFERYS, Thomas (c.1710-1771). A Description of the Maritime Parts of France. London: Thomas Jefferys, 1774.

Second edition. Thomas Jefferys was geographer to the Prince of Wales, later King George III, and the leading cartographer and map supplier of his day. His American Atlas, first published in 1776, became the most important 18th-century atlas for America. Phillips 4021.

2 vols, comprising text and plate volumes, oblong quarto (230 x 340mm). Plate volume with 85 engraved plans and maps of the coasts of France, one folding, and an additional manuscript map of the North-Western coast of Belle Isle, off the coast of Brittany (lacking second title, occasional marginal light browning, plate xxi bound after lx with top right margin slightly shaved affecting the plate numbering). Contemporary calf with flat spines gilt and contrasting lettering-pieces (rebacked, a few surface abrasions, lightly rubbed).
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