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Lot 733
By: Aaron Arrowsmith & Samuel Lewis
Subject: Africa
Date: 1804 (circa)

Publication: A New and Elegant General Atlas...

Condition Code: B+

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Color: uncolored

Size: 0 x 0 inches
         0.0 x 0.0 cm


    Shortly after the turn of the century, Samuel Lewis joined with Aaron Arrowsmith (an English map publisher) to produce A New and Elegant General Atlas. The title page states the maps are "intended to accompany the new improved edition of Morse's Geography…" Several editions were published from 1804-1819. This lot includes four copper engraved maps which demonstrate the evolving knowledge of the continent's geography with detail limited to the coastline. The maps include:

A. Africa, (9.8 x 7.9").
B. Egypt, (7.9 x 9.8").
C. West Africa, (8.0 x 9.8").
D. Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, (9.8 x 7.9").

Condition Description: Very good with light printer's ink residue, a couple of spots of foxing, and a few faint extraneous creases.

Ref: Phillips (A) #702.

Estimate:
$140.00 - $170.00

Starting bid: $70.00
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