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DOWER John Crane
A New General Atlas of Modern Geography, comprised in Fifty Maps . New Edition
[c.1836]. Quarto (305 x 245 mm); engraved title-page, engraved contents leaf, fifty fullpage engraved maps, full-page engraved plate of rivers, all in original hand colour, interleaved, 13pp index. Contemporary half red straight-grain morocco over marbled boards, gilt titling to spine, original printed title label on the upper board. Bookseller?s label of [Henry] Oldland of Bristol. Boards slightly dust-soiled, otherwise very good. London : William Somerville Orr and Co. Rare world atlas, compiled by John Crane Dower (ca.1791-1847), an important London-based engraved and mapmaker. This atlas presents some bibliographic confusion; while described as a 'New Edition' we have been unable to find an earlier printing, or indeed a comparable example of this edition. The atlas was probably first produced about 1835, with this second printing following fairly shortly after. The atlas then underwent a revision in about 1840-2, depicting Texas as a separate state and updating the delineation of Australia. The front paste-down bears the bookseller's label of [Henry] Oldland of Bristol, said to have flourished 1842-1851 (BBTI). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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