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Auction 125, Lot 940

"Lewis Evans",

Subject: American History, Cartography

Period: 1939 (published)


Color: Black & White

9 x 12.3 inches
22.9 x 31.2 cm

Written by Lawrence Henry Gipson, distinguished historian and published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, this book is an in-depth study of one of Colonial America's greatest cartographers, pamphleteers, scientists, and travelers. It includes Evans' manuscript essay, never before published, entitled A Brief Account of Pennsylvania, 1755. In addition, the volume contains facsimiles of Evans' two scarce pamphlets, his Geographical, Historical, Political and Mechanical Essays of 1755 and 1756. There are a fold-out reproductions of Evans' most important maps, including the earliest known map by Evans of the Indian Walking Purchase of 1737. Title-page printed in red-and-black, 246 pp, six maps (one duplicate). Hardbound in cloth with black and gold lettering and logo on spine and front cover.


Condition: A

Text pages lightly toned.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/24/2008