Auction 137, Lot 913

"A New System of Modern Geography, or A General Description of the Most Remarkable Countries Throughout the Known World…", Davies, Benjamin Rees

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1805 (dated)


Color: Black & White

4.5 x 7.3 inches
11.4 x 18.5 cm

This first edition geography book established a nice middle-ground between a school geography book and a large scale atlas. Davies wrote this system of geography to be "more instructive and entertaining than the dry epitomes used in schools…and yet less voluminous and expensive that Pinkerton's". This duodecimo sized book contains 628 pp. of text and 8 folding maps including the World, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa, England and the United States. Rebound in brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine.


Condition: B

Pages and maps show some scattered foxing and toning throughout. Some maps have repairs made with archival tape on verso. The book has been rebound with contents tight and covers clean.

Estimate: $200 - $400

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2011