London, South Kensington
9 June 2015
DURY, Andrew (fl. 1742-1778). I. A Chorographical Map of the King of Sardinia's Dominions ... II. A Chorographical Map of the Territories of the Republic of Genoa. [London]: printed for and sold by A. Dury, 1765. 2° (549 x 375mm). Title in English and French and printed in red and black, 2-leaf index-gazeteer, 20 double-page maps, hand-coloured in outline, 2 leaves of text and 2 index leaves in French, printed on rectos only. (Lacking the double-page engraved dedication, title browned and spotted, first map of the republic of Genoa lightly stained, a few maps very lightly browned.) Contemporary half russia (extremities lightly rubbed, corners bumped). Provenance: Hugh Lupus, 1st Duke of Westminster (1825-1899; bookplate, gilt crest at base of spine).
A FINE COPY OF DURY'S EDITION of Giovanni Tommaso Borgonio's Carta corografica degli Stati di S.M. il Re di Sardegna (on 25 sheets, published 1683) and José Chaffrion's Carta dela rivera de Genoa (12 sheets, 1685). RARE: only 5 copies can be traced selling at auction in the past 40 years (ABPC/RBH). Cox II, p.406; Shirley BL T.DURY-3a.
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