30 April 2008
JEFFERYS, Thomas (c. 1719-1771, cartographer and publisher). The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America. London: Thomas Jefferys, 1760.
2 parts in one volume, 2° (375 x 230mm). Titles printed in red and black. 18 folding engraved maps and plans by Jefferys 'collected from the best authorities'. (Light browning and occasional marginal soiling.) Uncut. Contemporary half calf and blue boards (joints cracked, extremities worn).
UNCUT COPY of this well-mapped description of Canada and Louisiana, and of French possessions in the West Indies which included Guadaloupe, Grenada, and Martinique. Among the plates to part I are a map of the St. Lawrence, and plans of Quebec, Montreal, Louisburg and New Orleans. This copy includes leaves *129-*138, giving additional information concerning the capture of Quebec, received after the printing of part I; and also the pasted-on errata slip (pt. II, p. 80). Howes J-83; Sabin 35964.
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