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MOLL, Herman.
Atlas Geographus: or, a Compleat System of Geography, Ancient and Modern...
London: Printed by John Nutt; and sold by Benjamin Barker and Charles King (and six other booksellers, all London),, 1712. A very good copy with an interesting provenance Quarto (222 x 173 mm). Contemporary panelled calf sometime skilfully refurbished, headbands renewed, speckled edges. 17 engraved maps, all but one folding, and all but one with contemporary hand-colour in outline, 3 engraved folding plates including a chart; printed in double columns. Ownership inscription to head of title page of one John Prater, listed as a churchwarden at St. Giles-in-the-Fields in 1720 and a member of the Carpenters' Company; attractive engraved Teston Library bookplate of Charles Middleton, first Baron Barham (1726-1813), naval officer and administrator. Some maps with late 19th century discreet embossed stamps of Bath Library. General foxing and toning (heavy in places), yet a sound, complete copy. First edition in book form, volume III of five, covering Asia, complete in itself and with all listed maps, charts, plates and tables, including maps of Arabia, Persia, India, China, East Indies, Japan, Tartary and Independent Tartary. The complete set of five volumes is notably scarce, and individual volumes highly uncommon. "In 1711, [Moll] founded Atlas Geographus, a much imitated monthly magazine which ran until 1717, when it was fully published in five volumes. When the runs of the magazines or volumes were completed, the subscriber had an up-to-date geography of the world, containing maps and other illustrations, which was far more detailed than A System of Geography [1701]", Moll' … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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