Auction 142, Lot 771

"A New Geographical and Historical Grammar: Wherein the Geographical Part is Truly Modern; and the Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World is so Interspersed, as to Render the Study of Geography Both Entertaining and Instructive", Salmon, Thomas

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1771 (published)


Color: Black & White

6 x 8.7 inches
15.2 x 22.1 cm

This is the 14th edition with 22 (of 23) foldout maps (missing only the Scotland map) originally engraved by Thomas Jeffreys, Geographer to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales . The decorative map of the world, engraved by Thomas Phinn, is an updated version of Jeffery's 1754 map of the same name. The North America map identifies "The Great Fishing Bank" east of Newfoundland and shows the Pacific Northwest as "Parts Unknown". The maps included are: The World; The Artificial Sphere, 12 related to Europe, 4 of Asia, as well as Africa, North America, South America and the West Indies. Each of the maps have decorative title cartouches and measure approximately 8" x 6.5". 8vo, hardbound in full leather with gilt title and raised spine.


Condition: B

The maps are generally good with light toning, minor foxing and offsetting. The map of the East Indies has a 2" tear at left that has been repaired on verso with archival tape and a small hole at top that has been covered in old paper. Text is lightly toned with minor foxing. Covers and spine are worn and edges are bumped.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 11/28/2012