London, South Kensington
9 June 2015
[COMPOSITE ATLAS] -- 2° (552 x 380mm), containing a total of 29 engraved maps, many double-page and folding, some hand-coloured, three engraved tables, all mounted on guards, and two maps loosely inserted. (Soiling, many edges frayed, many creasefolds split, a few maps torn, including Price's A correct map of the world. [London: c.1730s].) Contemporary half calf (worn and defective, lacking green silk ties).
The atlas contains 5 maps of American interest, including: BOWLES, T. and J. The British & French Dominions in North America Particularly Shewing the French Encroachments through all the British Plantations from Nova Scotia down to the Gulf of Mexico. [London: 1755]. Hand-coloured. (Mounted, browned, soiled, with some closed tears.) McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 756.2 -- and [BOWEN, Emanuel]. A New Chart of the Vast Atlantic Ocean; Exhibiting The Seat of War both in Europe and America, likewise the Trade Winds & Course of Sailing from one Continent to the other. London: 1755. There are also 3 maps of Asian interest and 2 of Africa. Sold as a collection of maps, not subject to return.
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