Auction 134, Lot 765

"A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World", Guthrie, William

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1782 (dated)


Color: Black & White

5.8 x 8.8 inches
14.7 x 22.4 cm

This octavo geography is complete and contains a "Correct Set of Maps, Engraved by Mr. [Thomas] Kitchin, Geographer." The maps and plates are mostly folding maps unless otherwise noted. Includes the double hemispheric world map; Artificial Sphere (single page); Europe, Sweden, Denmark & Norway; Russia or Moscovy in Europe; Scotland; England and Wales; Ireland; France; Germany; Poland Lithuania and Prussia; Spain and Portugal; Italy; Turkey in Europe & Hungary; Asia; East Indies; Africa; North America; West Indies; and South America. This the Seventh Edition, improved and enlarged; The Astronomical Part by James Ferguson, F.R.S. Original brown full leather, raised bands on spine with red leather title label, 8vo. Title page, 766pp. Contains the 20 maps and single plate as expected, but no list of maps in this edition.


Condition: B+

Text is generally clean with just a couple pages with some foxing. The maps vary from good to very good due to toning or offsetting. Binding with a little shelf wear and staining, but very sound.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/1/2010