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        The Lives of the Primitive Martyrs, from the Birth of Our Blessed Saviour, to the Reign of Queen Mary I. With the Life of Mr. John Fox, and, The Book of Martyrs; Containing an Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Protestants in the Reign of Queen Mary The First.

      London. H. Trapp. 1776. - Illustrated with 30 (of 39) full page copper plate engravings graphically depicting the implements and means of heinous torture. Thick Folio (10" x 13.5"). Bound in full calfskin over boards. Gilt titled morocco labels. This volume rebacked in contemporary calf with original morocco label laid-on. Original period boards well scuffed, scratched and darkened but presents a natural and quite attractive ambiance. Various foxing and mild offset throughout. Although most plates quite crisp and clean. One plate with water stain to margin only. Several pages chipped at margin. Some text pages professionally restored. All in all, a Very crisp, Very Good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LORD KAMES. SIX SKETCHES ON THE HISTORY OF MAN. CONTAINING, THE PROGRESS OF MEN AS INDIVIDUALS . WITH AN APPENDIX, CONCERNING, THE PROPAGATION OF ANIMALS, AND THE CARE OF THEIR OFFSPRING. (G)

      R. Bell and R. Aitken,, Philadelphia 1776 - Animal Husbandry; Law; Jurisprudence; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vii and 262 (ii) pages; Lord Kames. Six Sketches on the History of Man. Containing, the Progress of Men as Individuals . With an Appendix, Concerning, the Propagation of Animals, and the Care of their Offspring. Philadelphia: R. Bell and R. Aitken, 1776. First U. S. Edition. 8vo, original calf, vii and 262 (ii) pages including half-title and publisher's ad leaf at rear. Covers scuffed, lacking some spine segments, minor peeling at edges, text still good, solid with moderate browning throughout, mild foxing. Provenance- 1785 ink ownership of Luke Morris, Jr. At front free endpaper and at first leaf of text, later pencil and ink ownership signatures at front pastedown. Evans 14801. Sabin 32702. First volume (all published, of four intended) from 1774 London initial edition (two volumes in 4to) , text was meant not "for the learned; they are above it: Nor for the vulgar; they are below it. It is intended for men, who . Are bent on useful knowledge; who, even in the delirium of youth, feel the dawn of patriotism, and who, in riper years, enjoy its meridian wealth." Kames and Adam Smith were the chief 18th Scottish exponents of the historical method in jurisprudence and moral philosophy. This volume introduced Americans to the developing science of natural history, coupled with what can best be described as knowledge gained from observation and experience without preconceptions or intransigent religious or moral biases. Quite scarce: no copies in recorded auction records of the last several decades; only one copy cited in OCLC (but there are copies at AAS, Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Library of Congress). Morris (1760-1802) was commissioned as a captain in the Fifth Battalion, Philadelphia Militia, in 1785. His house, "Peckham", was in Southwark. His widow moved to Germantown where she raised their son and five daughters; one daughter, Elizabeth Carrington Morris, became a noted American botanist (working with Asa Gray) , and another daughter, Susan Sophia Morris, married John Stockton Littell who edited several volumes dealing with the Revolutionary War. The later signatures at the front pastedown are those of Susan Littell, and her son, T. Gardner Littell, who was to be a minister in Dover. Graphic of Title Page available. ; 856 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina, with their Indian Frontiers, Shewing in a distinct manner all the Mountains, Rivers, Swamps, Marshes, Bays, Creeks, Harbours, Sandbanks and Soundings on the Coasts, with the Roads and Indian Paths as well as the Boundary or Provincial Lines, the Several Townships and other divisions of the land in both the Provinces; the whole from Actual Surveys by Henry Mouzon and others

      R. Sayer & J. Bennet, London 1776 - A rare monumental work, one of the finest and most important maps of the Carolinas, which "appeared on the eve of the American Revolution, and its up-to-date geography made it the most widely consulted map of the area used in the war effort" (Degrees of Latitude, p.209). Arguably, the most handsome map of the Carolinas ever made, very finely engraved with inset maps of Charleston Harbor and Port Royal Harbor in the lower left, the map is so detailed and geographically advanced that it remained the seminal map of the Carolinas for the following two generations. Its appearance in the days leading up to the American Revolution ensured that it was the primary map used by field commanders on both sides as the dramatic events of the conflict unfolded in the Carolinas. This is demonstrated by the fact that the very copies used by three of the most important commanders are today preserved in libraries. George Washington's copy, folded and mounted on cloth, resides in the collection of The American Geographical Society. The French commander, the Comte de Rochambeau's copy in the Library of Congress; and British commander, Sir Henry Clinton's copy is housed in the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Henry Mouzon produced a map that was one of the finest expressions of American cartography in the years leading up to the Revolution; however, he remains one of the most enigmatic of all the mapmakers of this period. All that is known of him is that this masterly work was devised by Henry Mouzon of Craven County, who was a professional surveyor, and was described as having left "Sundry maps and two copper plates" in the inventory of his estate after his death in April, 1777. Mouzon first announced his intention to publish a map depicting just South Carolina in an advertisement in The South Carolina and American General Advertiser in the Spring of 1774. However, as Mouzon proceeded he elected to undertake the much greater endeavour of covering both Carolinas. The Carolinas were officially divided into two separate colonies, North and South, in 1730. Mouzon's great work was first published by the leading London firm of Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Upon publication, it became clear that Mouzon had surpassed all of his predecessors in terms of scope and accuracy of the region depicted. He largely derived his portrayal of South Carolina from the two excellent recent maps by the military engineer James Cook, A Map of South Carolina (1771) and A Map of the Province of South Carolina (1773). He was also well apprised of William De Brahm's monumental Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia (1757). Mouzon importantly improved upon these sources by providing greater definition to the rivers and more detail regarding the native settlements located to the west of the Cherokee Line. With regards to his depiction of North Carolina, Mouzon used John Abraham Collet's magnificent A Compleat Map of North-Carolina (1770) as a basis, but superseded it by adding the delineation of more counties and a far more accuarte delineation of the Catawba River and its tributaries. It would also seem that Mouzon consulted an alternate source for the depth soundings noted off of the coastline, as the hydrographic information is decidedly different from that used by Collet. This map exists in three states, of which the present copy represents the second state and which is distinguished from the former by the addition of "Fort Sullivan" to the inset of Charleston Harbour in the map's lower right. It was included in the 1776 edition of Thomas Jefferys' American Atlas , one of the most important works in the history of American cartography. Cumming, North Carolina in Maps , pp.21-22; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps , 450; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, 83/1 & 150/13; Degrees of Latitude , 44; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America , p.187; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies , p.298; Stevens & Tree, 'Compara [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ACCURATE MAP OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, WITH THEIR INDIAN FRONTIERS, MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, SWAMPS, MARSHES, BAYS, CREEKS, HARBOURS & c., WITH THE ROADS AND INDIAN PATHS AS WELL AS THE BOUNDARY OR PROVINCIAL LINES, THE SEVERAL TOWNSHIPS AND OTHER DIVISIONS OF THE LAND IN BOTH THE PROVINCES; THE WHOLE FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS BY HENRY MOUZON AND OTHERS.

      London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, May 30th, 1775 [i.e. 1776]. - Copper-engraved map, engraved by Samuel Turner Sparrow with original outline color, on four sheets of two joined pairs, each pair measuring 21 1/2 x 55 7/8 inches, and if joined would measure 43 x 55 7/8 inches. Very good. A rare monumental work, one of the finest and most important maps of the Carolinas, which "appeared on the eve of the American Revolution, and its up-to-date geography made it the most widely consulted map of the area used in the war effort" (DEGREES OF LATITUDE, p.209). The present map was so detailed and geographically advanced that it remained the seminal map of the Carolinas for the following two generations. Its appearance in the days leading up to the American Revolution ensured that it was the primary map used by field commanders on both sides as the dramatic events of the conflict unfolded in the Carolinas. This is evinced by the fact that the very copies used by three of the most important commanders are today preserved in libraries. George Washington's copy, folded and mounted on cloth, resides in the collections of the American Geographical Society. The copy of the French commander, the Comte de Rochambeau, belongs to the collections of the Library of Congress; and British commander Sir Henry Clinton's copy is housed in the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Henry Mouzon produced a map that was one of the finest expressions of American cartography in the years leading up to the Revolution; however, he remains one of the most enigmatic of all the mapmakers of this period. All that is known of him is that this masterly work was devised by Henry Mouzon of Craven County, who was a professional surveyor, and was described as having left "Sundry maps and two copper plates" in the inventory of his estate after his death in April 1777. Mouzon first announced his intention to publish a map depicting just South Carolina in an advertisement in THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND AMERICAN GENERAL ADVERTISER in the Spring of 1774. However, as Mouzon proceeded, he clearly elected to undertake a much greater endeavor that would cover both of the Carolinas, which had been officially divided into the two separate colonies of North and South Carolina in 1730. Mouzon's great work was first published by the leading London firm of Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Up until its publication, it was clear that Mouzon had surpassed all of his antecedents in terms of both the scope and accuracy of the region depicted. He largely derived his portrayal of South Carolina on the two excellent recent maps by military engineer James Cook, A MAP OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1771) and A MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1773). He was also well apprised of William De Brahm's monumental MAP OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND A PART OF GEORGIA (1757). Mouzon importantly improved upon these sources by providing greater definition of the rivers and more detail regarding the native settlements located to the west of the Cherokee Line. With regards to his depiction of North Carolina, Mouzon used John Abraham Collet's magnificent A COMPLEAT MAP OF NORTH- CAROLINA (1770) as a basis, but superseded it by adding the delineation of more counties and far more advanced delineation of the Catawba River and its tributaries. It would also seem that Mouzon consulted an alternate source for the depth soundings noted off the coastline, as the hydrographic information is decidedly different from that used by Collet. This map exists in three states, of which the present copy represents the second state, which is distinguished from the former by the addition of "Fort Sullivan" to the inset of Charleston Harbor in the map's lower right. It was included in the 1776 edition of Thomas Jefferys' THE AMERICAN ATLAS., one of the most important works in the history of American cartography. CUMMING, NORTH CAROLINA IN MAPS, pp.21-22. CUMMING, SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS 450. GUTHORN, BRITISH MAPS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 83/1, 150/13. DEGREES OF LATITUDE 44. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG,

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        A Further Examination of our Present American Measures and of the Reasons and the Principles on which they are Founded.

      Printed by R. Cruttwell, Bath, England 1776 - 256 pp. 8vo. Later wrappers. Paperback. Argues for the legitimacy of the American protests and eventual independence. Follows upon the 1774 publication by the author, "Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North America." Adams, American Controversy 76-134; Howes R373; Sabin 72154. ESTCT95753. NUC R0385294. Wolf, Lib. Benjamin Franklin 2193. Sowerby, Cat. of the Lib. of Thomas Jefferson 3056. JCB 2319. Removed from a larger volume, lacking the half-title, untrimmed, early inscription identifying author on title page, later marbled wrappers, about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis/ Afbeelding der Marmer soorten./ Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten./ A representation of different sort of marble./ Représentation de marbres.

      - Amsterdam, Johann Christian Sepp, 1776. 4to (303 x 243mm). 5 printed titles in Latin, Dutch, German, English and French, 5 introduction leaves in these languages and 50 leaves of text (including 10 subtitles), describing the plates 1-68. With 98 (of 100) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary interim blue boards, with handwritten title on frontcover, spine with recent skilful paper repair. A very fine large and uncut copy of the most beautiful book ever published on marbles. The present copy is one of the most complete copies to appear on the market. The work was first published at Nuremberg in 1775 with the text in German and Latin. In the present Amsterdam edition published by Sepp, the most famous Dutch natural history publisher in the 18th century, French, Dutch and English were added. According to Landwehr 'it is one of the best executed publications of Christian Sepp'. Both editons have the same number of plates. The work was published in issues and copies with more than 70 plates are rare. "Magnificent, outstanding color-plate book of the Mineral Kingdom, depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries. Presumably each of the rectangular panels represents the appearance of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine. While one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercoloring, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colors have been laid" (Sinkankas 7281). The text is by S.C. Schmidel, who had earlier published a colour plate volume on mineral specimens. The plates are by Adam Ludwig Wirsing (1753-1797) who was an publisher, engraver and art dealer in Nuremberg, specializing in natural history. He engraved plates for some of the most lavish German natural history works such as Trew's 'Hortus nitidissimus', Schaeffer's 'Fungorum.' and many others.Landwehr 1; Sinkankas 7282. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL FACTICE DE TROIS PLAQUETTES : Réponse de M. Necker au discours prononcé par M. de Calonne à l'Assemblée des Notables, concernant les finances de l'Etat - Lettre à M. de Brienne, Chef du Conseil des Finances - Eloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert.

      1776 - A Paris, chez Demonville, 1776 [pour "Eloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert"]. Trois plaquettes reliées en un volume petit in-8 (132 X 202) basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse orné d'un large encadrement de filet et dents de rat dorés, roulette et filets courbes dorés en place des nerfs, petit fleuron et quatre cercles dorés dans les compartiments, coiffes et coupes ornées, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque) ; 107 pages -16 pages - 100 pages (dont titre). Petites restaurations à la reliure, fente au départ du mors supérieur ; cerne de mouillure claire dans l'angle supérieur des 73 à 100 du troisième et dernier ouvrage. INTERESSANTE REUNION de trois textes peu communs du financier et homme politique genevois Jacques NECKER (1732-1804). Le premier mémoire date de 1787 ; il a paru sans page de titre (Cioranescu, 47912). Le deuxième mémoire date de la fin de l'année 1788 puisqu'il est énoncé dès le début du texte que le Cardinal Loménie de Brienne (1727-1794) vient d'être nommé "Contrôleur-Général des Finances". Dans ce mémoire, également paru sans page de titre, l'auteur critique à plusieurs reprises la politique menée par son prédécesseur, Charles Alexandre de Calonne (1734-1802). Enfin pour le troisième ouvrage, dont l'édition originale a été publiée en 1773, Jacques NECKER y dresse un portrait magistral du parfait ministre des finances qu'il rêvait de devenir. « Cet ouvrage [L'"Eloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert"], qui était pour ainsi dire un traité d'administration financière, donna une haute idée de ses connaissances économiques aux gens, et c'était alors le grand nombre, qui jugent de la profondeur des vues par l'obscurité de leur exposition ; quoiqu'il en soit, Necker remporta le prix, et fier de ce triomphe continua sa controverse avec les économistes de l'école du docteur Quesnay » (QUERARD, VI, 394). PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FINELY BOUND VOLUME OF COLLECTION OF NECKER MEMOIRES ET COMPTES RENDUS

      1776 - 61 printed articles (ink manuscript index laid in.) Bound in chronological order from 1776 through 1781 including 17 page manuscript (presumably in Necker's hand); 4 steel engraved plates, 2 fine large colored maps of France (one inchlong tear at joint on one map not affecting map itself). Some of pages are cropped but not into text. A few pages were originally printed octavo-size and were later professionally mounted page by page on quarto size sheets. Very Fine rich leather attractive binding with raised bands and mounted spine label. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Military Guide for Young Officers, containing a system of the art of war; etc. etc.

      J. Millan, London 1776 - 8vo. Pp 363 plus unpaginated military dictionary. 2 folding plans, 20 engraved fortification plans and 4 multi-folding engraved maps. All four maps affected by marginal worming which penetrates the borders of the maps. Full calf, raised bands, contrasting title label. Binding structurally tight and sound though well rubbed and with two pieces of leather missing from spine Corners bumped and worn. Better than it sounds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rules and Articles for the Better Government of the Troops Raised, or to be raised and kept in pay by and at the expence of the United States of America

      1776 - The First American Army Regulations The first edition of one of the first and most important acts of Congress after the Declaration of Independence. On June 14, 1776 a committee was formed composed of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge, James Wilson, and Robert R. Livingston. These committee members revised the 1775 code, which had been published for "the Twelve United English Colonies of North America." The present revised code was recast so as to more closely resemble the British Articles of War. The Continental Congress approved the revised Articles of War on September 20, 1776, and they remained in force, with one major revision, until 1806. This document is the foundation of American military law. At the end is printed a resolution of Congress, dated August 21, 1776, and signed in print by John Hancock as president, stating: "That all persons.found lurking as Spies in or about the fortifications or encampments of the Armies of the United States.shall suffer Death according to the law and usage of nations, by sentence of a Court-Martial." It was under this ruling that Major André was executed for treason in 1780. Evans 15187; Hildeburn 3466; Sabin 74058; NAIP w022042; DNB VII, pp.583-84. 36pp. Original plain paper wrappers, stitched. Spine worn, some light wear and soiling. Discreet ink stamp inside rear cover. Near fine, untrimmed. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        RULES AND ARTICLES FOR THE BETTER GOVERNMENT OF THE TROOPS RAISED, OR TO BE RAISED AND KEPT IN PAY BY AND AT THE EXPENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

      Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1776. - 36pp. Original plain paper wrappers, stitched. Spine worn, some light wear and soiling. Discreet ink stamp inside rear cover. Near fine, untrimmed. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase. The first edition of one of the first and most important acts of Congress after the Declaration of Independence. On June 14, 1776 a committee was formed composed of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge, James Wilson, and Robert R. Livingston. These committee members revised the 1775 code, which had been published for "the Twelve United English Colonies of North America." The present revised code was recast so as to more closely resemble the British Articles of War. The Continental Congress approved the revised Articles of War on September 20, 1776, and they remained in force, with one major revision, until 1806. This document is the foundation of American military law. At the end is printed a resolution of Congress, dated August 21, 1776, and signed in print by John Hancock as president, stating: "That all persons.found lurking as Spies in or about the fortifications or encampments of the Armies of the United States.shall suffer Death according to the law and usage of nations, by sentence of a Court- Martial." It was under this ruling that Major André was executed for treason in 1780. EVANS 15187. NAIP w022042. HILDEBURN 3466. SABIN 74058. DNB VII, pp.583-84.

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        MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT IN THE HAND OF RICHARD HENRY LEE, SIGNED BY HIM AND BY HIM ON BEHALF OF FRANCIS LIGHTFOOT LEE AND THOMAS NELSON, JR., RELATING TO EFFORTS TO RESOLVE THE CONFLICT OVER THE PENNSYLVANIA-VIRGINIA BOUNDARY].

      [Philadelphia. June 1776]. - [1]p. manuscript on a folio sheet. Sheet inlaid. Several tape repairs on verso, mostly to repair closed tears along folds. A few small chips in the right margin, touching a letter of text. Faint dampstains. Good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. A highly important manuscript document relating to the long-standing dispute regarding the Pennsylvania- Virginia boundary. This document, undated but written in June 1776, shows the divisiveness that existed between two of the most important American colonies on the eve of the Declaration of Independence, and the efforts being made to resolve it by some of the leading supporters of independence. By the summer of 1776 the Pennsylvania-Virginia boundary had been in dispute for nearly a century. In fact, the issue was not definitively settled until the Civil War and the creation of the state of West Virginia. The issue originated in the ambiguous terms of the 1681 grant to William Penn, which conflicted with Virginia's claim to lands "from sea to sea, west and northwest," over any territory not covered by royal grants. Prior to the French and Indian War of the 1750s, Virginia claimed most of what is now southwestern Pennsylvania, and attempted to settle it. The surveying of the Mason-Dixon line the following decade did little to alleviate the dispute, as it indicated that Pennsylvania extended some distance west of the Allegheny Mountains. In 1773, Pennsylvania established Westmoreland County in the disputed territory, and the following year Virginia took possession of Fort Pitt and the Westmoreland County seat, arresting the justices who refused to recognize the jurisdiction of Virginia. The dispute almost boiled into open warfare in 1774-75, as the last colonial governor, Lord Dunmore, sought to bring the Virginia frontier under control. In 1776, Pennsylvania proposed that a temporary boundary, "as nearly correspondent to the true one as possible such as will 'do no injury to either party,'" should be established. The present document is the response of three of the Virginia delegates to the Continental Congress, who received the proposal. The document is in the hand of Richard Henry Lee, who has signed it himself, and has also added the signatures of two of his fellow Virginia delegates, Thomas Nelson, Jr., and his brother, Francis Lightfoot Lee. The text reads: "The Virginia Delegates have received the proposal for establishing a temporary boundary between the States of Virginia and Pennsylvania and for answer, say, their power is ended; having been expressly limited to the line already proposed to the honorable Convention of the State of Pennsylvania as a temporary boundary. That they will without delay transmit the proposal of the honorable Committee to the Governor and Council of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in order to its being laid before the General Assembly that meets early in October next; and in the mean time they wish that the influence of both governments may be exerted to preserve friendship and peace between the people of both States on the controverted Boundary." At the time this proposal was considered, Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, and Thomas Nelson, Jr. were all representing Virginia in the Second Continental Congress, and all three men would affix their signatures to the Declaration of Independence the following month. Richard Henry Lee, in fact, formally put forth the motion on June 7, calling on the Congress to declare independence. A highly important step on the road to independence, suspending a dramatic conflict between two of the leading colonies about to become the United States.

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        A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia

      London 1776 - Engraving. The first issue. This is William Faden's 1777 republication of Scull and Heap's 1752 map of Philadelphia. The 1752 map was virtually the only one of the city available at the outbreak if the Revolution. It was perhaps best known for its "Perspective View of the State House" (Independence Hall), the earliest printed view of this great American landmark. The original Scull and Heap version is so rare as to be virtually unobtainable, but in 1777, because of the great interest generated in the city by the signing there of the Declaration of Independence, this revised version was published by Faden in London. Faden's version contains updated detail, and the view of Independence Hall has been moved from the top to the bottom margin of the map.

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        COLONY OF MASSACHUSETT'S-BAY, 1776. WE THE SUBSCRIBERS, DO EACH OF US SEVERALLY FOR OURSELVES, PROFESS, TESTIFY AND DECLARE BEFORE GOD AND THE WORLD, THAT WE VERILY BELIEVE THAT THE WAR, RESISTANCE AND OPPOSITION IN WHICH THE UNITED AMERICAN COLONIES ARE NOW ENGAGED AGAINST THE FLEETS AND ARMIES OF GREAT-BRITAIN, IS ON THE PART OF THE SAID COLONIES, JUST AND NECESSARY.

      [Watertown: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1776]. - Broadside on a folio sheet, 13 1/4 x 8 inches. Old folds. Faint offsetting from folding. Light stain in center right margin. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase. A rare Revolutionary oath, printed as a broadside and sent to towns throughout Massachusetts in 1776. Issued shortly after May 1, some two months before the formal Declaration of Independence of early July, the text calls on citizens to pledge not to, "during the said War, directly or indirectly, in any Ways, aid, abet or assist, any of the Naval or Land Forces of the King of Great- Britain, or any employ'd by him; or supply them with any Kind of Provisions, Military or Naval Stores." The oath further calls on citizens not to communicate any intelligence to British forces, recruit anyone to the British army or navy, or "take up or bear Arms against this or either of the United Colonies." Rather, the colonists pledge to "defend by Arms, the United American Colonies." This oath was printed in accordance with the Massachusetts legislature's passage of the act of May 1, 1776, severing ties with Great Britain. The bottom half of this document is blank, and was meant to be signed in manuscript by those ascribing to the oath. The present copy is unaccomplished. Evans notes that the copy in the Massachusetts Archives is signed by James Otis, James Bowdoin, and other well-known Boston area patriots. NAIP and Ford together locate only five copies. Rare. EVANS 14840. NAIP w007237. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 2030. BRISTOL B4251. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43064.

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        DOCUMENT SIGNED BY JOHN MORTON, BEING A PRINTED FORM, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, APPOINTING DAVID JOHNSTON TO A MILITARY COMMAND IN THE PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION].

      [Np, but Philadelphia]. July 8, 1776. - Broadside, 8 x 10 inches. Old fold lines. Separation along vertical fold repaired and reinforced. Minor paper loss in center of document also repaired and reinforced, minutely affecting three letters of text. Left edge trimmed closely, affecting first word of each line. Light soiling. Signature clear and distinct. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case. Partially printed broadside, completed in manuscript, appointing David Johnston, Gentleman, "third lieutenant of a company of foot in the fifth Battalion of Associators in the County of Cumberland.for the protection of this province, against all hostile enterprizes, and for the defence of American Liberty." The document is signed by John Morton (1725-77), a signer of the Declaration of Independence a few days earlier, in his capacity as the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly. "Morton played a significant role in Pennsylvania's movement toward independence. As Quaker assemblymen grew less willing to support ever-stronger resistance measures in 1775, Morton was part of the crucial Chester County assembly delegation, which provided the slim margin of support for organizing a state militia. Morton tried unsuccessfully to preserve political unity in Pennsylvania as the decision for independence was forced on the assembly in 1776. Although he acknowledged that the colonial assembly was too slow to support independence, Morton opposed the new government organized under the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. He believed that the state constitutional convention exceeded its popular support by establishing a radically different form of government for the province and by temporarily serving as a state government. He served as a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses and signed the Declaration of Independence, making possible Pennsylvania's three-to-two vote in favor of withdrawal from the British Empire. He chaired the congressional committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation, although he did not live to see them ratified" - ANB. Since Morton died less than nine months after the Declaration, the first Signer to die, his signature post- Independence is rare, and any Signer in 1776 is desirable. This document, however, is about as close as one can come to a Signer's signature on July 4, 1776. Since 1975, only seven letters or documents have come on the market signed by Signers in July 1776. The famous Caesar Rodney letter of July 4, the only one by any Signer actually written on the day, sold for $400,000 at the Doheny sale in 1989. The next closest, a Robert Morris letter of July 6, sold for $7500 at the Maass sale in 1999. The present document is the next closest to these, on July 8. Letters of Arthur Middleton and William Ellery, both of July 10, sold for $80,000 in 2008 and $110,000 in 1990. After this comes the famed Doheny- Copley document of July 12, signed by Button Gwinnett and five other Signers, which realized $190,000 at Doheny and sold for $690,000 at Sotheby's April 14, 2010 sale of material from the Copley Library. Distinguished company indeed. This document, from the Copley Library collection, has never appeared for public sale. ANB 15, p.951.

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        AN ACT FOR THE CARRYING INTO EXECUTION A RESOLVE OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, FOR ASCERTAINING THE NUMBER OF INHABITANTS IN THIS COLONY [caption title].

      [Watertown, Ma.: Printed by Benjamin Edes, ]. 1776 - Broadside, 17 1/4 x 7 inches. Light signs of old creases. Very clean, with contemporary manuscript inscription on blank verso. A very fine copy. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet A seminal document, publishing an act passed by the Massachusetts legislature to execute a census of the state just months before the Declaration of Independence. This legislative action followed a recommendation by the American Congress to "the several assemblies.of the respective colonies, [to] ascertain by the most impartial and effectual means in their power, the number of inhabitants in the colonies respectively." Selectmen for each town in the colony were empowered to "take an exact account of the number of inhabitants of all ages, including Negroes and Molattoes (distinguishing the number of each) resident in their respective towns and belonging to this colony." The legislators responsible for the bill sought to produce as complete and accurate an accounting as possible. Soldiers and seamen who were residents of towns when they entered active service were to be counted, as were inhabitants of unincorporated areas, and special provisions were also made for recording the inhabitants in Berkshire, Hampshire, York, Cumberland, and Lincoln counties. Penalties for those selectmen or individuals not cooperating with the census are also indicated. A rare Massachusetts broadside in very fine condition. NAIP records copies at Harvard and Massachusetts Historical Society while Ford notes a copy in the Massachusetts Archives. OCLC records only microform and digital facsimiles. EVANS 14849. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 2011. CUSHING 922. NAIP w014979.

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        The Lottery Magazine (or Monthly Repository of Politics, Literature and Useful Entertainment): July 1776 to October 1777 (Including very early map of the city of New York)

      London: Johnson & Co 1776 - 1st issue of this rare and important work - HB in original vellum binding by James Stevenson and printed by Johnson & Co. at their Old State Lottery Office at 4 Ludgate Hill. 512pp. incl. decorative title page for volume, followed by title page for July 1776 which has b/w portrait of Lord Lyttleton opposite. Original lottery tickets, with handwritten numbers & signature, are laid in to the first pages of the following months: July & August 1776 and July, August, September & October 1777. The importance of this book lies in its promotion of the British Colonies, and in particular North America. Therefore, it contains much information on foreign and domestic intelligence plus 1) Quite possibly the first printing in this country of the Declaration of Independence, written in full, from Congress July 4th 1776 and a very early fold-out map of New York City, size: 25 x 18cm, which includes slips, wharves, Broad Way, churches, markets, Rope Walk, Powder House, tan yards plus much more. 2) A fold-out accurate map of Canada & adjacent countries, size: 24 x 18cm, exhibiting present seat of war between Gt. Britain and her Colonies by T. Bowen 3) A fold-out Draught of the Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia, size: 23 x 18cm, by an Officer on board the Rainbow and 4) Plan of the City of Quebec, size: 11 x 18cm. There are also several further plates specially engraved for the Lottery Magazine, all original. This rare volume is in remarkable condition for its age with new, recent spine titles in gilt on red leather panels and prev. owner name in ink on ffep 'C.H. Daniel, Ivy Cottage, Blackheath, 1798' along with binding details 'James Stevenson, apprentice to Mr. Muskett, Prospect Cottage, Shooters HIll'. There are a few pencil notes to a couple of pages but otherwise clean and tight, size: 13.5 x 22.5cm. **Contact bookseller direct for more photos**

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        July 1776 Continental Army Revolutionary War Muster Roll

      Massachusetts 1776 - Partially Printed Document Signed. [Massachusetts], July [1776], with signatures added through September. 1 p., 8 x 13 1/8 in. A 1776 muster roll enlisting Massachusetts men in the Continental Army, beginning just five days after the Declaration of Independence. Some of the 21 men signing had served at Lexington and Concord. TranscriptWe the Subscribers do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the Service of the Massachusetts State, to continue in Service till the first Day of January next, unless sooner dismissed: And each of us do engage to provide ourselves with a good Fire Arm and Bayonet, Cartridge Box, Knapsack and Blanket, a Wooden Bottle or Canteen, and to do Duty in Either of the New England States: And we engage faithfully to obey such Orders as we shall receive from Time to Time from the Officers that are or shall be appointed over us, and to be subject to such Regulations as are provided for the Continental Army. Dated this 9 Day Uriel Whitney July 9David Jenkins DoDaniel Willard DoWilliam Kemp 22Moses Chase 22Thomas Tarbell 23Henry Swan 23Oliver Farnsworth 27Moses Ames 28Thomas Nichols 28John Trowbridge 28Joseph Frost Amos ames Junr 29 AugustLemuel Parker Jun 8Ephrm: Russell 19Abel his X mark Laken 20Lemuel Parker Sept 1Jonathan Tarbell 1Simeon NuttingValintine his X Mark WhitmanWilliam Hall. JrJohn WestcutHistorical BackgroundThis muster roll enlisted men from the area around Groton, Massachusetts. Each was required to provide the basics of personal battlefield supplies such as firearms and ammunition, and a canteen. This printed document enlisted a company for at least six months. Some of the men listed, including Jenkins, Kemp, and Russell, had responded to the Lexington alarm on April 19, 1775.

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        AN ORATION DELIVERED AT THE STATE-HOUSE, IN PHILADELPHIA, TO A VERY NUMEROUS AUDIENCE; ON THURSDAY THE 1st OF AUGUST, 1776.

      Philadelphia Printed; London, Re-printed for E. Johnson, 1776. - [2],42pp. Modern paper covered boards, printed paper label. A few light fox marks; faint stain in gutter of first text page. Closed tear in one leaf, not affecting text. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. A curious, and spurious, Revolutionary pamphlet, allegedly printing an oration by Samuel Adams, which was not written by him, and which was never published in Philadelphia. This text was issued in the wake of the American Declaration of Independence, and whoever the author was, he was well-versed in revolutionary rhetoric. Howes calls it "a London forgery designed to show that the colonies were bent on independence." "It extols the merits of the newly independent colonies, but overtones suggest that it was actually written in England" - Adams. A Dublin edition followed the same year. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76-106a. HOWES A72. SABIN 344.

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        Bibliotheque orientale ou dictionaire universel contenant tout ce qui regarde la connoissance des peuples de L Orient

      Maastrich, 1776 - Folio, portadilla, portada, 26 pgs, 954 pgs.Ejemplar completo y en buen estado.Esta obra es un clásico de estudios arábigos. Good copy of this classical work on the arabic culture and language [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Efterretning om rudera eller levninger af de gamle nordmænds og islænderes bygninger paa Grønlands wester-side, tilligemed et anhang om deres undergang sammesteds.

      1776 - Copenhagen, A. F. Stein, 1776. 8:o. 80 pp. Sewn in contemporary stiff grey paper wrappers, worn, with MS titles on spine and front cover. Spine defective. Old library label on front cover. Old notes on inside of front cover and on title. Dampstain in lower half of the text from p. 65 to the end. Unidentified old oval stamp with the initials "NLSB" and an unreadable signature, dated november 1 1909. Bibliotheca danica III:646. On the remains and extinction of the scandinavian and icelandic settlements on Greenland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Political Tracts. Containing, The False Alarm. Falkland's Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1776 - Four tracts, the most famous is 'Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress [1775]' pp. 169-264 First collected edition, one of 750 copies. 8vo (8-7/8 x 5-1/2 inches. [iv], 264 pp, with fly-title to The False Alarm preceding the general title. Contemporary half vellum (with vellum corners), rebacked in antiqued tan calf, leather label. Moderate foxing; UNCUT. Early signature of C. Runnington of the Inner Temple on title. Fleeman 76.4PT.1; Sabin 36302; Courtney & Nicol-Smith p 127; Tinker 1362; Adams (1980) 76-71a; ESTC t130899 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El rey. Virreyes, Presidentes de mis audiencias, y Gobernadores de los Reynos de las Indias. En carta de ocho de Octubre del año mil setecientos setenta y dos dio cuenta mi Real Audiencia de Goathemala, de que habiendo recordado el Ensayador de aquel Reyno la inobservancia de las Ordenanzas

      1776 - The American natives and mulattos are the best silversmiths. 1776. San Idelfonso. In folio. 9 ff. Unbound. Rare Royal Decree signed October 12 1776, communicating the 1745 Ordinance, regarding the exercise and conformation of the silversmith proffesion, addressed to the Indies, with interesting notes of the office’s Saint (Saint Eloy) and the conditions required for the organization of the workers, apprentices and most particularly on the tax to be collected. The imprint expressly recognizes the superior skill of the American natives and mulattos in the craftsmanship. Signed at the end by Thomas Ortiz de Landazuri, giving notice of its reception by the Contaduria General de las Indias. Landazuri serves 16 years in the secretary of New Spain viceroyalty; in 1764 he was appointed to make an assessment of the colonial commerce state. He was General Accountant for the Supreme Council of the Indies, and his collaboration to the 1778 regulation was significant. Kuethe , Allan J., “La desregulación comercial y la reforma imperial en la época de Carlos III; los casos de Nueva España y Cuba.” Historia mexicana, v.41, no.2 (162) (oct.-dic., 1991), p. 265-292.

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        Les A Propos de Societé ou Chansons de M.L**** Tom. I [II]. [Subtitle]: Together with: Les A Propos de La Folie ou Chansons Grotesques, Grivoises et Annonces de Parade

      [Paris]. [1776]. 3 volumes. Octavo. Contemporary gilt-ruled mottled calf with spines in decorative compartments gilt, triple gilt rules to boards, marbled edges. 1f. (title), [iii]-x, 1f. (engraved plate), 302 pp.; 1f. (title), 1f. (engraved plate), 316 pp.; 1f. (title), [iii]-vi, 1f. (engraved plate), 319, [i] pp. With errata to all three volumes. With fine engraved pictorial frontispieces, title pages and smaller engravings, after Moreau, throughout, including charming depictions of contemporary French society. Head- and tailpieces throughout. With the small bookplate of Douglas Maxwell Moffatt to front pastedowns of each volume. Contains the melody and text to 264 chansons.Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spines slightly chipped at head and tail. Spotting to several leaves in Vol. III; some minor foxing. A very good and attractive copy overall. . First Edition. Lesure p. 661. RISM Recueils BII p. 97 (one copy of all three volumes in the U.S. and Great Britain).An elegantly-printed collection.

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        Partie Méridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, La Caroline et la Virginie.

      1776 - Venice, 1776. Original outline colour. 490 x 580mm. Shows from Delaware Bay south to New Orleans, with the title in a rococo cartouche bottom right. Derived from the french map published by D'Anville.

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        A Journey to the Highlands of Scotland. With Occasional Remarks on Dr. Johnson's Tour

      London: Fielding and Walker. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Undated, c. 1776. 4" x 6.25", pp. xvi,163, with engraved title page. Contemporary calf boards with new spine in six compartments. Boards scuffed, internally clean and sound. Part travelogue, part response to Samuel Johnson's A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), this anonymous work is structured as a series of letters never intended for publication-a common trope that allowed the author to use a more personal and colloquial style than convention dictated for a travel narrative. A pose of amateurism also made it more acceptable for a woman writer to venture into print with what was actually a work of skilled observation (indeed, she admits to having traveled with "pencil in hand" and "noticed several things worthy of being made public, which more laborious travelers ... had neglected, or overlooked") as well as a pointed critique of Johnson, whom she found to be pedantic and judgmental. The book was long credited to novelist Mary Ann Hanway, but recent scholarship has cast doubt on the attribution. ESTC T80850.

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        Herrn Pitton von Tournefort [ ] Beschreibung einer auf königlichen Befehl unternommenen Reise nach der Levante. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Erster Band. [Und:] Dritter Band.

      Nürnberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1776/77. 8°, Bd. 1: Titelbl. m. Titelkupfer, 2 Bl. "Vorbericht des Uebersetzers", 1 Bl. "Innhalt", 503 S. m. 44 gestochenen Taf. (davon 4 gefaltet); Bd. 3: Titelbl. m. Titelkupfer, 1 Bl. "Innhalt", 641 S. (Paginierungssprung: nach S. 57 als S. 60 paginiert) mit 60 gestochenen Taf. , 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung., HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rundum-Rotschnitt, Rücken gebrochen, Verluste an den Kapitalen, Kanten beschabt, twl. etw. gebräunt u. min. stockfl.; Bd. 1: hint. Vs. verklebt, Vs. mit wenigen Wurmfrassspuren, Ecken bestossen, Bd. 3: hint. Deckel gelockert, Kanten durchgerieben, vorletztes Bl. tlw. lose, die Taf. Nr. 39 ist nach Taf. Nr. 21, die Nr. 25 nach Nr. 27, die Nr. 55 nach Nr. 56 eingebunden. Innen gutes und meist frisches Ex. Preis in CHF: 1210. Dt. EA. (Nur) zwei Bände der dreibändigen deutschen Ausgabe der Dokumentation der im Auftrag von Louis XIV. unternommenen Forschungsreise nach der Levante um 1700; enthält haupsächlich botanische, ethnologische und archäologische Studien und entsprechende Abb..

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        Carte de la Prusse occidentale ou sont tracees les Provinces cedees par la Pologne au Roi de Prusse..

      Venedig 1776. Karte zeigt gesamt Preussen mit Danzig und der Ostseeküste, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 45 x 65. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        THE AMERICAN MILITARY POCKET ATLAS; BEING AN APPROVED COLLECTION OF CORRECT MAPS, BOTH GENERAL AND PARTICULAR, OF THE BRITISH COLONIES; ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH NOW ARE, OR PROBABLY MAY BE THE THEATRE OF WAR: TAKEN PRINCIPALLY FROM THE ACTUAL SURVEYS AND JUDICIOUS OBSERVATIONS OF ENGINEERS.AND OTHER OFFICERS EMPLOYED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FLEETS AND ARMIES.

      London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, [1776]. - Titlepage, 2pp. dedication to "Gov. Pownall," 2pp. "Advertisement," 1p. "List of maps," and six engraved maps, handcolored in outline. Contemporary marbled boards; rebacked to style with modern calf, gilt leather label. Boards worn. Maps with some light foxing and soiling. Light wear at edges and folds, slight separation at some folds. Map 2 with a split along length of one vertical fold. About very good. The "Holster Atlas": one of the most important atlases of the American Revolution, designed for use in the field. The "Holster Atlas" was issued at the suggestion of Governor George Pownall and included the "maps that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg). This collection of maps was published by Sayer and Bennet at the beginning of the Revolution for the use of British officers. "Surveys and Topographical Charts being fit only for a Library, such maps as an Officer may take with him into the Field have been much wanted. The following Collection forms a Portable Atlas of North America, calculated in its Bulk and Price to suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks" (Advertisement). Although the publishers claimed the atlas would fit into an officer's pocket, it was more usually carried in a holster and thus gained its nickname. The atlas was generally bound in an octavo format, as is the case in this copy. The six maps are as follow: 1) Dunn, Samuel: NORTH AMERICA, AS DIVIDED AMONGST THE EUROPEAN POWERS. BY SAMUEL DUNN, MATHEMATICIAN. London: printed for Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (13 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches). Engraved for Dunn's A NEW ATLAS (London, 1774). 2) Dunn, Samuel A COMPLEAT MAP OF THE WEST INDIES, CONTAINING THE COASTS OF FLORIDA, LOUISIANA, NEW SPAIN, AND TERRA FIRMA: WITH ALL THE ISLANDS. London: Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). Engraved for Dunn's A NEW ATLAS (London, 1774). The "Advertisement" describes these first two maps as "a general map of the part of the globe, called North America, and a second general map of those islands, shores, gulfs, and bays, which form what is commonly called the West Indies; these we consider as introductory, and as giving a general idea, and we trust a just one." 3) A GENERAL MAP OF THE NORTHERN BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA. WHICH COMPREHENDS THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, THE GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA-SCOTIA, NEW-ENGLAND AND NEW-YORK. FROM THE MAPS PUBLISHED BY THE ADMIRALTY AND BOARD OF TRADE, REGULATED BY THE ASTRONOMIC AND TRIGONOMETRIC OBSERVATIONS OF MAJOR HOLLAND AND CORRECTED FROM GOVERNOR POWNALL'S LATE MAP 1776. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, Aug. 14, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (20 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches). First state, also issued as a separate map. This map was re- issued in 1788 with the title changed to reflect the new political realities. McCORKLE, NEW ENGLAND 776.11. SELLERS & VAN EE 143. STEVENS & TREE 65. 4) Evans, Lewis: A GENERAL MAP OF THE MIDDLE BRITISH COLONIES, IN AMERICA. CONTAINING VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, THE DELAWARE COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY. WITH THE ADDITION OF NEW YORK, AND THE GREATEST PART OF NEW ENGLAND, AS ALSO OF THE BORDERING PARTS OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, IMPROVED FROM SEVERAL SURVEYS MADE AFTER THE LATE WAR, AND CORRECTED FROM GOVERNOR POWNALL'S LATE MAP 1776. London: R. Sayer & J. Bennet, Oct. 15, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (20 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches). Based on Lewis Evans map of 1755, with additions and corrections. STEPHENSON & McKEE, VIRGINIA, p.82 (an image of the Evans map). 5) Romans, Bernard: A GENERAL MAP OF THE SOUTHERN BRITISH COLONIES, IN AMERICA. COMPREHENDING NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, WITH THE NEIGHBOURING INDIAN COUNTRIES. FROM THE MODERN SURVEYS OF ENGINEER DE BRAHM, CAPT. COLLET, MOUZON & OTHERS; AND FROM THE LARGE HYDROGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COASTS OF EAST AND WEST FLORI

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        1776 Revolutionary War inventory of equipment given to Captains in the Continental Army

      Document, 1 p 8.5? x 7.75?, n.p., March 19,[ 1776]. Minor staining and toning, professionally repaired tear at the bottom edge, not affecting writing. Overall fine condition.Quartermaster Nicholas Quackenbush?s account of equipment inventoried on March 19, 1776, for pick axes, spades, Iron shovels, shod shovels, axes, crow bars and saws issued to Captains William Lawson, Benj. Egbert, Samuell Johnson, George Jareuay, Tyler, Warner, Buckhannon, Thortinburgh, Burningham, Fischer, John Tailor and M. James Wessels.Nicholas Quackenbush (1734-1813) was a member of a powerful Dutch family in the Hudson River Valley. He sided with the Revolutionary cause, serving as Assistant Deputy Quartermaster to the Continental forces in Albany with rank as Major. In this capacity, Quackenbush, situated roughly half way between Albany and Montreal, was one of the most important people in the region, coordinating critical supplies that would ultimately result in the defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga in 1777

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        PRINCIPIOS MILITARES.

      Barcelona, Eulalia Piferrer Viuda, 1776.en que se explican las operaciones de la guerra subterranea, o el modo de dirigir, fabricar, y usar las minas y contra - minas en el ataque y defensa de las plazas. Dispuestos para la instruccion de la ilustre juventud del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. FIRST EDITION, 1776. Small 4to, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, 24 folding engraved plates and plans, pages: (30), 286, Spanish text, bound in full antique mottled leather, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, cover edges slightly worn, several scrapes to surface of upper cover, ink ownership stamp to half - title, top of title page and lower margin of page 15, small correction to 2 words, few pale brown marks to final page of text, small light stain to lower blank corner of last 4 plates, otherwise contents fine and bright, a couple of plates protruding slightly from text block. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A scarce Spanish technical military book. The author Don Raimundo Sanz is described on the title page as Cabellero del Orden de Santiago, Mariscal de Campo de los Exercitos de S. M., y Coronel del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Experimental Essays on Medical and Philosophical Subjects

      London: T. Becket and T. Cadell, 1776. Octavo, two folding tables and four folding plates; slight water-staining, especially to final pages, neat library stamps to title and plates; modern brown morocco. Malt for scurvy. An important work, including Macbride's essay "On the Scurvy". The author's "Malt" was one of the main antiscorbutics used on Cook's voyages, although it has since been proved to have little effect. David Macbride (1726-1778), a chemist and physician, entered the Royal Navy after an apprenticeship with a civilian surgeon. He served as mate aboard a hospital ship and then surgeon during the war of Austrian succession (1741-1748). His seafaring experience enabled him to make a careful study of scurvy, and was the catalyst for his lifelong search for an effective antiscorbutic. After leaving the navy he set up as a surgeon and accoucheur in 1752, 'but bashfulness limited his practice for several years' (DNB). Macbride is best remembered for this work on scurvy, which extends the theoretical work of John Pringle. Macbride argued that the disease was related to the loss of fixed air (carbon dioxide). As a cheap and accessible source of fixed air, he recommended the use of infusions of malt - "worts" - taken from the liquid remaining when malt is suspended in water. The solution was tested with some apparent success by his brother Admiral John Macbride on HMS Jason and, despite less tangible results on the voyages of Wallis and Carteret, Macbride's Malt was one of the main treatments taken with Cook on the Endeavour. Cook was so taken with the Malt that he continued to use and value it during his second voyage, leading Lloyd and Coulter to comment that 'contrary to general belief… Cook's voyages delayed rather than hastened the introduction of the true cure of scurvy' (Medicine & the Navy). This is the third and final edition of a work first published in 1764. All editions are now quite rare.

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        A rare 1776 Rhode Island Revolutionary War enlistment document signed or marked by nine militiamen, one of whom later served at the Siege of Yorktown

      Manuscript Document Signed by nine soldiers, 2 pages on a single leaf, 8\" x 13\", Newport Rhode Island, April 28, 1776, in which they agree to serve \"as soldiers in ye Pay of the Colony of Rhode Island for the preservation of the Liberties of America...\" Fold separations repaired with archival tissue, moderately toned, else very good overall. A rare Rhode Island enlistment document, signed or marked by nine soldiers, all of whom promise to, \"solemnly engage and enlist our selves as Soldiers in ye pay of the Colony of Rhode Island for the preservation of the Liberties of America and the Defence [sic] of the United Colonies in General and of this Colony in Particular From the Day of our Enlistment for one year unless the Service Admit of a Discharge sooner Which Shall Bee [sic] at the Discretion of the General Assembly And We Hereby Promise to Submit our selves to all the orders and Regulations of the Army and Faithfully to observe and obey all Such orders as We shall Receive from time to time fr

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        COMMON SENSE; ADDRESSED TO THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA, ON THE FOLLOWING INTERESTING SUBJECTS...A NEW EDITION, WITH SEVERAL ADDITIONS IN THE BODY OF THE WORK. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX; TOGETHER WITH AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS

      Philadelphia, printed; London, re-printed: For J. Almon, 1776.. [4],54pp. Dbd. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. The first British edition, fourth issue, of Paine's monumentally important pamphlet. The work was of such general interest that this London edition was issued before the Declaration of Independence, with notices of it appearing in periodicals in June 1776. Gimbel identifies four separate issues of this first London printing: issued with PLAIN TRUTH... with blank spaces where offending passages (hiatuses) were left out; the same with blanks completed in manuscript; issued by itself with the blank spaces; and by itself with the blanks completed in manuscript. The present copy conforms to the fourth description. The hiatuses replaced words in Paine's original text that cast aspersions on the British crown and government. Usually the blank spaces simply replace words, but sometimes they remove entire phrases or sentences. In the present copy those hiatuses are completed in manuscript. GIMBEL CS-27. HOWES P17. SABIN 58214. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76- 107c. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 222y. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 14.

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        CORYAT'S CRUDITIES; Reprinted from the Edition of 1611. To which are now added, His Letters from India, &c. and Extracts Relating to Him, from Various Authors: ... Together with his Orations, Character, Death &c., with Copper-plates. In Three Volumes

      London: Printed for W. Cater; Samuel Hayes; J. Wilkie; and E. Easton, 1776. 3 volumes, pp. vol. 1: [208], 304; vol.2: [4], 484; vol. 3: [4], 91, [375], with 8 plates and 4 large text illustrations, all have half-titles. Full smooth calf, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, spinestrip stamped in gilt, handsomely bound by Birdsall. Each volume contains the bookplate of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies. Also contains the armorial bookplate of S.P.B. Mais (author of over 200 books). Fine, crisp and clean set. Very collectible.. First Edition. Full Leather. Fine. Octavo.

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        Guerra de Granada, que Hizo El Rei D. Felipe II. Contra los Moriscos de Aquel Reino, sus Rebeldes

      Valencia: Officina de Benito Monfort, 1776 - Nueva Impresion. Full leather binding, spine with raised bands, gilt-tooled panels, and leather title label. Red page edges, marbled endpapers. Lvi, 335pp. Engraved frontis portrait of author. Hurtado de Mendoza (1503-1575) was a novelist, poet, historian, diplomat, and governor of Granada. His history Guerra de Granada concerns the 1568 Morisco Revolt, when Moors from the former Muslim Kingdom of Granada in Southern Spain rebelled against the Castilian king Philip II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Major Robert Rogers, Commander in Chief of the Indians in the Back Settlements of America

      London 1776 - "Major Robert Rogers, Commander in Chief of the Indians in the Back Settlements of America" By Thomas Hart Published: London Oct, 1, 1776 Medium: Mezzotint engraving Dimensions: 14 5/8" x 11 3/16

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        Istruzioni elementari di agricoltura.

      - In Perugia, dai torchj di C. Baduel, e trovasi in Firenze da G. Pagani, [1776], in-8, br. muta della fine del Settecento, pp. 217, [3]. Con front. calcografico. Esemplare caratterizzato da alcune note, aggiunte e correzioni marginali settecentesche, manoscritte; fra le pp. 156-157 e 158-159 sono legate due lettere anch'esse manoscritte, riguardanti anche questioni agricole, indirizzate all'autore, Adamo Fabroni, da Domenico Benedetti di Senigallia; l'ultima carta reca un'errata impressa stampa (questa carta non è segnalata in ICCU e non facendo parte del fascicolo finale può essere stata aggiunte in un secondo tempo), ma la stessa errata risulta anche manoscritta nel Settecento (dalla stessa mano delle note) sulla controcopertina posteriore. C'è la possibilità che possa dunque trattarsi d'un esemplare con note e correzioni autografe dell'autore. Conservato nel volume il foglio volante di pubblicità editoriale per l'associazione all'opera. Mancanza al margine basso della prima carta del fascicolo 12 (toccate poche lettere). Prima edizione. Niccoli, p. 68. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A PLAN OF THE RIVER AND SOUND OF D'AWFOSKEE, IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SURVEY'D BY CAPTAIN JOHN GASCOIGNE

      London: Faden & Jefferys, [1776].. Copper-engraved sea chart, on an untrimmed sheet. Sheet size: approximately 30 x 21 3/4 inches. In excellent condition. Matted. A very rare and highly important sea chart of South Carolina's Hilton Head area, made towards the beginning of the Revolutionary War, in the first state. This finely engraved map was the finest sea chart of the area available in the early days of the Revolutionary War, and most certainly would have played an important role in the development of strategies by various commanders. It embraces the coastal region of South Carolina from Port Royal Sound in the north, down past the mouth of the Savannah River and Tybee Island, Georgia, in the south. Prominently featured is Hilton Head Island (called "Trench's Island") and "D'Awfoskee Sound," which is today known as Calibogue Sound. The old name survives on "D'Awfoskee Island," but now spelled Daufauskie, located at the center of the map. The region has one of the most varied and fascinating histories of any in the American South. Originally inhabited by the Yamassee native tribe, the area first came to the attention of Europeans during the expedition of Francisco Cordillo in 1521. Parris Island, located in Port Royal Sound, in the upper part of the map, was home to two early settlements. In 1562, Jean Ribaut founded a Huguenot settlement, Charlesfort, but the Spaniards did not tolerate its presence and destroyed it in short order. The Spaniards then founded their own fort and Jesuit mission, Santa Elena, nearby in 1566. In 1661 the English formally staked claim to the region, naming it Carolina after Charles II. In 1663, Captain William Hilton sailed from Barbados aboard the Adventure, on a reconnaissance mission to explore his country's new claims. It was then that he encountered a beautiful island, featuring a prominent sandy cape, which he named "Hilton Head." Once ashore, he remarked that the island was blessed with "sweet water" and "clear sweet air." English settlers arrived in the region in the 1670s; but it was not until 1717 that the first Englishman, Col. John Barnwell, settled on Hilton Head, having been given a grant of one hundred acres in the northwest corner of the island. In the 18th century the region enjoyed a very successful economy based on plantations and maritime trade, although it was under threat from attacks by both the Spanish and pirates, most notoriously "Blackbeard." This sea chart was one of the most detailed and accurate of any of the American coastline. The immense detail of the hydrography was the result of surveys conducted by Captain John Gascoigne, assisted by his brother James. In 1728, aboard the H.M.S. Alborough, he employed the most sophisticated and modern techniques with exacting attention to detail to produce a manuscript chart. The next year this chart was altered by Francis Swaine, and it would appear that Swaine's manuscript, or a close copy of it, found its way to the London workshop of William Faden. Faden, the successor to the great Thomas Jefferys, adapted this map from a section of Swaine's manuscript, and the present first state was printed in 1776. During the American Revolution this area was an active military theatre. At the outbreak of the war, Hilton Head and most other areas sided with the Americans; however, Daufauskie Island fell under British control. Britain's superior naval power allowed its ships to conduct frequent raids along the coast for the duration of the war, but the real threat to the American cause came in December 1778 when British general Augustin Prevost seized Savannah, determined to use it as a base for further operations. The following February he dispatched a team of marines to take control of Port Royal Sound. They initially engaged the Americans at Hilton Head before proceeding further up Port Royal Sound, but the invasion was ultimately repelled by Gen. William Moultrie at Beaufort. On September 24th of the same year, in what was to become known as the Battle of Hilton Head, three British ships were set upon by a trio of French ships allied to the American cause. After a dramatic chase and an intense exchange of cannon fire, the principal British ship, the H.M.S. Experiment, was forced to surrender. SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS & CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & THE WEST INDIES 1525. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 16(a), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA. CUMMING, BRITISH MAPS OF COLONIAL AMERICA, pp.47- 49 (ref). CUMMING, THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS 204 (ref).

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        Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Ã¬The First and Greatest Classic of Modern Economic Thoughtî A Beautiful Clean Copy of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776.First edition. Two large quarto volumes (sheet size-10 13/16 x 8 3/8 inches; 275 x 213 mm.). [12], [1]-510, [2, blank]; [4], [1]-587, [1, advertisements] pp. Complete with half-title in Volume II (no half-title called for in Volume I), and the final blank leaf at the end of Volume I.Bound in contemporary mottled calf. Boards tooled with gilt boarder, and gilt floral corner devices. Spine densely stamped in gilt in compartments. With blue and green morocco gilt lettering labels. Gilt dentelles. Edges speckled blue. Marbled endpapers. Almost invisibly restored at outer hinges, and headcaps but not rebacked. A slight crease down the center of the spine of volume II. In volume II, pages 563-566 have been bound out of order, between pages 554 and 555, which is not entirely uncommon. A small closed marginal tear with no restoration to leaf 4A2, not affecting text. Overall a very clean, near fine set. Housed in a full tree calf clamshell, elaborately embellished in gilt.Adam Smith (1723-1790) spent ten years in the writing and perfecting of The Wealth of Nations. ìThe book succeeded at once, and the first edition was exhausted in six months...Whether it be true or not, as Buckle said, that the ëWealth of Nationsí was, ëin its ultimate results, probably the most important that had ever been writtení...it is probable that no book can be mentioned which so rapidly became an authority both with statesmen and philosophersî (D.N.B.).ìThe history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory...his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange...Labour represents the three essential elementsówages, profit and rentóand these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matteróëstockíówhich compasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control...The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thoughtî (Printing and the Mind of Man).Grolier, 100 English, 57. Kress 7261. Printing and the Mind of Man 221. Rothschild 1897. Sabin 82303.HBS 65988.$185,000

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LES MALADIES EPIDEMIQUES - COLLECTION D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LES MALADIES ET CONSTITUTIONS EPIDEMIQUES

      Edition : PARIS, IMPRIMERIE VINCENT, 1776 - Consitue le premier volume de cette série : Ouvrage rédigé d'apres le tableau des Epidémiques d' Hippocrate - Les deux volumes suivants constituent la COLLECTION D'OBSERVATIONS : ouvrage qui expose une suite de quinze années d'observations - On y a joint un Appendix sur l'ordre des constitutions épidémiques - Première partie : Description générale de la Normandie - Seconde partie : Observations météorologiques recueillies à Caen et à Rouen pendant quinze années consécutives - Troisième partie Grandes constitutions de maladies populaires à Caen de 1763 à 1768 - Quatrième parteie : Constitutions de maladies régnantes à Rouen de 1768 à 1777 - Ex-libris gravés du Dr Léon Dufour, fondateur de la goutte de lait - Une planche depliante, bandeaux, culs de lampe, vignettes - Reliures plein cuir fauve, dos lisse ornés, plats et coupes encadrés de roulettes - Reliures tres peu frottées, minuscule travail de vers en charniere du volume - Bel exemplaire CXXXIII, 420 ; XVI, 595, (1) ; pp. 600-1076, reliés, in-4, 25,5 cm. Très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le General Gates,/ qui à environné et fait Prisonier le General Lieutenant/ Bourgogne, avec toute son Armée en Amerique

      Published by Thomas Hart, London 1776 - Mezzotint. In good condition with the exception of some minor foxing in the plate. Image size: 7 7/8 x 6 3/16 inches. A fascinating altered plate advertising an earlier portrait of David Wooster as a likeness of General Horatio Gates. Public curiosity for prints of Revolutionary rebels was not limited to America but spread to the English and European print shops, where an inquisitive audience clamored for a glimpse of the key figures of the war. Public interest reached such a frenzy that European printmakers published fictitious portraits before they had accurate likenesses of the sitters, often using old plates and simply changing the name of the sitter. This intriguing mezzotint of General Gates is just such a portrait. By title and description it represents itself as a portrait of Horatio Gates, the famous American patriot who won the battle of Saratoga, but it is in fact an earlier portrait claiming to be a likeness of David Wooster. In a cunning ploy to satisfy the public demand for portraits of famous revolutionary rebels, the London publisher Thomas Hart has simply used an old plate of David Wooster and changed the title to indicate that it was a portrait of Gates. This portrait, which presumably would have been distributed in Europe, is a reduced replica of an earlier mezzotint of Wooster published in London by Thomas Hart and engraved by C. Corbutt. This fascinating altered plate gives us a glimpse into the world of eighteenth century print publishing, where truth and accuracy came second to the printsellers desire to satisfy a demanding public market. Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints no82-88 and no.235-237.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. August Cipp nach Francesco Griselini, "Tabula Bannatus Temesiensis a Geometris S.S. M.M. I.I. et R.A. confecta: qvam in minorem forman reduxit, ... ".

      . dat. 1776, 60 x 55 (H). Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, S. 209. - Seltene Karte nach Francesco Griselini ( Venedig 1717 - 1783 Mailand ). Unten links die Titelkartusche mit einer Ansicht von Temesvar. Gebiet Segedin, Maros, Orsova, Belgrad. - Alte Faltstellen wurden geglättet. Die Karte ist aufgezogen.

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        APHORISMOS DE CIRUGIA Comentados por G Van-Swieten traducidos Juan Galisto, 7 tomos en pergamino, grabados.

      Imp. Pedro Marin, Madrid 1776 - - MEDICINA-ANTIGUOS 21 cm x 15 cm. ATENCIÓN: En el pago Contra Reembolso el precio del envío se incrementará en 5 EUROS.

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        A Plan of Port Royal in South Carolina. Survey'd by Capn. John Gascoigne

      Jefferys & Faden, London 1776 - A very rare and highly detailed sea chart, the most important map of South Carolina's Port Royal Sound and Hilton Head made in the early days of the Revolutionary War, in the first state This very finely engraved and immensely detailed chart was superior to all other maps printed of the region, and the most important portrayal of the Port Royal Sound available in the early days of the Revolutionary War. The map embraces today's Beaufort County, with the Sound's excellent natural harbour, formed by the numerous Sea Islands, which are separated from each other by an elaborate web of tidal channels. The Broad River enters from the north, and the sound is bordered by Port Royal, Parris, and Trench's (Hilton Head) Island, and Lady's and Saint Helena Islands. In the upper-centre of the image is the town of Beaufort, and numerous plantations are individually labeled. This sea chart was one of the most detailed and accurate of any such map of the American coastline. The immense detail of the hydrography was the result of surveys conducted by Captain John Gascoigne, assisted by his brother James. In 1728, aboard the HMS Alborough, he employed the most sophisticated and modern techniques with exacting attention to detail to produce a manuscript chart. The next year, this chart was altered by Francis Swaine, and it would appear that Swaine's manuscript, or a close copy of it, found its way to the London workshop of William Faden. Faden, the successor to the great Thomas Jefferys, was already one of Britain's leading cartographers and this map, present here in the first state, although undated, was printed in 1776. The Port Royal Sound region has one of the most diverse and fascinating histories of any part of the American South. The region was originally the domain of the Yamasee native tribe, and was known to Europeans since 1521, when it was encountered by a Spanish expedition led by Francisco Cordillo. In 1562, Jean Ribaut led a party of Huguenot colonists to found Charlesfort on Parris Island. The French presence soon proved too close for comfort for the Spanish, who had established a base at St. Augustine in 1565. The Spanish commander, Pedro Ménendez de Avilés succeeded in crushing the French colony, establishing his own outpost of Santa Elena nearby in 1566. Santa Elena became the capital of Spanish Florida and an important Jesuit mission that sought to convert the natives to Christianity. It was finally abandoned in 1587. For a brief period in the 1680s, the area was also home to a Stuart Town, the first Scottish settlement in the Americas. In 1663, Captain William Hilton, sailing from the Barbados in the Adventure, conducted a reconnaissance of the region, newly claimed by England. It was on this trip that he named "Hilton Head" after himself. In the 1670s, the first governor of Carolina, William Sayle led a party of Bermudian colonists to found the town of Port Royal. The English settlement of the region proved to be successful and enduring, and what was to become the most important town in the region, Beaufort, was founded in 1710. This chart was the finest and most detailed map available in the early days of the Revolutionary War, and would most certainly have been used by commanders in formulating their battle plans. This is significant, as Port Royal Sound was one of the South's finest harbours, both sides in the conflict believed that possession of the area was of great strategic importance. Early in the war, the region had fallen under the control of the American patriots, however, in December, 1778 the British seized control of nearby Savannah, Georgia. As the new year of 1779 dawned, the British commander there, General Augustin Prevost was determined to further his gains. Taking advantage of Britain's naval superiority, Prevost dispatched the HMS George Germaine with 200 marines aboard, commanded by Major Valentine Gardiner. On February 1st, they first engaged American forces at Hilton Head, who then decided to strateg

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        Carte Générale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre.

      1776 - Venice, P. Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 460 x 650mm. The Eastern Seaboard of North America. The main map shows from Newfoundland south to Louisiana, with an inset showing Hudson & Baffin's Bays. The title is within an elegant rococo cartouche which fills the unknown areas north-west of the Great Lakes.

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        Arbitrios . Que se derão a S. Mag[estad]e o Senhor Rei D. João 5o a cerca dos diamantes, que se extralirão no Serrofrio, os quaes se determinavão recolher a huma Companhia, ou se seguisse algum dos projectos mencionados neste papel, que S. Mag[estad]e. mandou consultar pelos homes de negocio da Praça, querendo ouvir seus pareceres, hum dos quaes, por onde se rezolveu o negocio, foi, o que deu o Doutor João Mendes de Almeida.[Incipit, part 2:] Resposta do Doutor Joaó Mendes de Almeida; ao papel, pelo qual S. Mag[estad]e mandou propor se era conveniente o fechar-se a mina dellas ... [São Paulo?, ca. 1776]. Folio. Manuscript in Portuguese, written in brown ink on both sides of 20 leaves (numbered 189-208), signed at the end by João Mendes de Almeida and with a note on leaf 200 stating that this part is a copy of his own original ("Copea do proprio original"). Disbound and preserved in modern cloth box.

      A ca. 1776 manuscript copy of two documents from ca. 1730, the first a prospectus for the establishment of a diamond mining and trading company and the second a scathing commentary by Almeida. The fascinating prospectus, apparently submitted to King João V of Portugal (1689-1750) for his consideration ca. 1730, is not known to survive except in the present copy. It proposes the formation of a Portuguese company to consolidate and control the exploitation of the extraction of and trade in diamonds from Serro do Frio in Minas Gerais, Brazil.The King apparently asked various people's advice on the proposal, leading to Almeida's commentary, which begins on p. 200. It does survive in another manuscript that PorBase describes as "Portugal? ... [1730?]". Almeida argues against the withholding of diamonds, blaming the recent reduced prices (to a quarter of their former value) on smuggling and on manipulation of the prices by the Dutch and other foreigners. He therefore urges greater vigilance. He takes great offense at the proposed government collaboration with the company directors and at the selling of shares, concluding it will siphon off profits that should go to the King and country. It would merely enrich the directors, foreigners and "Jews from the North". Finally, the Portuguese government decided to abolish the allotment system and to monopolize the diamond trade in order to keep the diamond extraction and trade under control and maintain high prices.In good condition, with marginal wormholes and some minor marginal restorations.

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