Published on Jul 30, 2019
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A New Body of Geography, or A Complete Description of the Earth. Published 1695, London, for Abel Swall & Tim. Child. 27 maps engraved by H. Moll. Complete, with 58 engraved maps, plans, and town plans plus several engraved cartographic diagrams and celestial illustrations.
Beautiful atlas with contemporary calf leather binding, Cambridge style with embossed panels and floral devices in blind.
Sound and well preserved example, leather remains supple. Short cracks at joint ends along spine, text block sturdy, well sewn as issued. Hinges cracked, frontis map of England Roads with edge curled.
Fine assortment of country maps of all places around the world, plus many fortified plans of cities based upon de Fer. Includes California as an island on two maps, scarce map of “English Plantations in America” at p. 480.
Book measures: 12 5/8″ H X 8 1/2″ W.
Burden, Mapping of America, v. II, 703 & 704.
Shirley, Mapping of World, 571.
McLaughlin, California as an Island, not noted (see 78- for prototype variant issue).
Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3.
Phillips, Atlases IV, 4269.
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