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The American Atlas: or, A Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America. Wherein Are Delineated at Large, Its Several Regions, Countries, States, and Islands; and Chiefly the British Colonies
Printed and Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map and Print Sellers, London 1775 - Folio (approx. 21-7/8 x 15-3/4 inches). rebound to period with three quarter brown calf over marbled boards. Illustrated with 22 maps, most large fold out with coloured outlines. To say that The American Atlas is the most important collection of maps from the 18th century is no exaggeration. It is the most comprehensive, accurate and detailed collection of maps and surveys of the American continent and of the American colonies just prior to the beginning of the Revolutionary War. It has been described thus "geographical description of the whole continent of America [both North and South America], as portrayed in the best available maps in the latter half of the 18th century ." -Ristow.1. ( #1, 2, 3) - MEADE, Braddock (aka John Green). "A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with the Nearest Coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia." Braddock Mead (alias John Green). Published 10 June 1775. 3 maps = six sheets joined into three; 55 x 119 cms; 55.5 x 116.7 cms; 55.5 x 121.2 cms. All sheets with coloured outlines. 2. (#4) - Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg: "The Russian Discoveries from the Map Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg." Published 2 March 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.5 cms. Coloured outlines. 3. (#5, 6) - BOWEN, Emanuel and GIBSON, Joh. "An Accurate Map of North America Describing and Distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions on This Great Continent: According to the Definitive Treaty Conducted at Paris 10th February 1763. Also All the West India Islands É." Published 2 July 1775. Four sheets joined into two. 55.5 x 119.6 cms; 55.5 x 119.7 cms. All outlines coloured. 4. (#7) - JEFFERYS, Thomas. "North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville." Thomas Jefferys. Published 10 June 1775. One sheet. 55.7 x 73 cms. Coloured outlines.5. (#8) - DUNN, Samuel. "A Map of the British Empire in North America." Published 10 January 1774. One sheet. 55.7 x 37.5 cms. Outlines coloured.6. (#9) - JEFFERYS, Thomas. "An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti." Published 25 May 1775. Two sheets joined into one. 63.6 x 106 cms. Outlines coloured.7. (#10) - SAYER & BENNETT. "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence Composed from a Great Number of Charts and Other Materials Regulated and Connected by Astronomical Observations." Published 25 March 1775. One sheet. 55.8 x 72.5 cms. Outlines coloured. 8. (#11) - HOLLAND, Capt. [Samuel]. "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence." Published 6 April 1775. One sheet. 55.6 x 73.8 cms. Outlines coloured.9. (#12) - COOK, James and LANE, Michael. "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland." Published 10 May 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.8 cms. Not coloured. James Cook rose in the Naval ranks and became Captain Cook; he made history with his three voyages exploring the Pacific Ocean.10. (#13) - COOK, James and others. "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland." Published 25 March 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.8 cms. Not coloured.11. (#14) - JEFFERYS, Thomas. "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada." Published 15 June 1775. One sheet. 55.7 x 73.8 cms. Outlines coloured. 12. (#15, 16) -MEADE, Braddock (aka John Green) "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England Containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island Divided into Counties and Townships É ." Published 29 November 1774. Four sheets joined into two. 55.5 x 107.8 cms; 55.5 x 108 cms. All outlines coloured. This was the first most detailed and a large scale map of New England.13. (#17) - HOLLAND, Capt. [Samuel]. "The Provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania and the Governments of Trois Rivieres and Montreal Drawn by ." Samuel Holland. Published 16 June 1775. Two sheets joined into one. 55.6 x 140 cms. Outlines coloured.14. (#18) - JEFFERYS, Thomas and EVANS, Lewis. "A General Map of the Middle Bri [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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