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The History of New-England, Containing an Impartial Account of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairs of the Country, to the Year of our Lord, 1700. To which is added, the Present State of New-England. With a New and Accurate Map of the Country. and an Appendix Containing their Present Charter, their Ecclesiastical Discipline, and their Municipal-Laws. in Two Volumes
London: A. Ward, T. Longman, T. Shewell, J. Oswald, A. Millar, J. Brackstone, 1747. Second Edition. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Second edition. Nicely rebound. Includes the scarce fold-out map entitled, "A New Map of New England According to the Latest Observations 1720," believed to be the first map to name New Hampshire, labeled simply 'Hampshire' here (Krieger, Mapping Boston, page 28, quoted in auction record from Swann Galleries). Map insets labeled 'The Harbour of Boston' and Part of the Northern Hemisphere'. Spines toned, 1/4 inch tear to far right edge of map. 1747 Half-Leather. Complete in two volumes. [ii], vi, 392; [ii], 380, [15] pp. Green crushed morocco spine & corners, five raised spine bands, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles & rules, top edge gilt. A history of colonial New England, compiled from numerous sources, including Cotton Mather's Magnalia and Oldmixon's New England. Sabin 52141: "Gov. Hutchinson says this is little more than an abridgment of Mather's 'Magnalia.' Thomas Prince thus speaks of this work: 'In 1720 came out Mr. Neal's 'History of New-England,' which I was glad to see, and pleased with both his spirit, style and method. And though he has fallen into many mistakes which are commonly known to us, some of which he seems to derive from Mr. Oldmixon's New England; ... yet considering the materials this worthy writer was confined to, and that he was never here; it seems to me scarce possible, that any under his disadvantages should form a better.' - Chronology of New England, Pref. p. iii." Howes N-26: "Based chiefly on Mather's Magnalia and Oldmixon's British empire in America."
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