Item #71742 A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY: Being a description of all the ... known world. Emanuel Bowen.
A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY: Being a description of all the ... known world.
A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY: Being a description of all the ... known world.
A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY: Being a description of all the ... known world.
A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY: Being a description of all the ... known world.
A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY: Being a description of all the ... known world.
A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY: Being a description of all the ... known world.

A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY: Being a description of all the ... known world.

London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, et al. 1747. First edition. Two massive full-leather folio volumes with a total of 68 maps and 2 plates. Lacking only 1 map in first volume. VOLUME ONE -- 9 folding maps; 2 double-plate maps; 16 single-plate maps; and 2 single plates (“Solar System” & “Artificial Sphere”). Lacking “The World in Two Hemispheres.” VOLUME TWO -- 12 folding maps; 23 double-plate maps, and 6 single-plate maps as called for. An endlessly fascinating set both for the maps and accompanying text. According to David Rumsey, “there are several important maps of America: America, West Indies, Mexico, Louisiana, Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania et al, and Newfoundland et al” included herein. Overall in surprisingly nice condition with “Chart of the World” (double plate, volume 1) detached from stub and chipped along upper margins. Otherwise, despite the occasional chip, light stain or tear, the set is altogether near fine with most pages surprisingly fresh and bright. Quite scarce, especially so very nearly complete.
Item #71742

Price: $15,750.00

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