Auction 139, Lot 770

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

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1783 (dated)


Color: Black & White

5.8 x 8.5 inches
14.7 x 21.6 cm

This octavo geography contains a "Correct Set of Maps, Engraved by Mr. [Thomas] Kitchin, Geographer." and is nearly complete with the world map missing. Included are maps of: The Sphere (single page); Europe; Denmark, Sweden & Norway; Russia in Europe; Scotland; England and Wales; Ireland; France; Germany including the Netherlands; Poland Lithuania and Prussia; Spain and Portugal; Italy; Turkey in Europe & Hungary; Asia; East Indies; Africa; North America; West Indies; and South America. The map of North America includes some interesting conjectural cartography in the west, including the Western Sea (Sea of the West) and the . This the Eighth edition, "with great Additions and Improvements. 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 and list of maps, 848pp.


Condition: B

Most of the maps have some offsetting and occasional light foxing and damp staining. The spine is partially cracked but still intact and the attractive covers show some light wear and bumped edges.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/15/2012