Auction 149, Lot 750

"Geography Anatomiz'd: or, the Geographical Grammar…", Gordon, Patrick

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1744 (dated)


Color: Black & White

5 x 7.5 inches
12.7 x 19.1 cm

This geography book consists of two parts - the first focusing on the "General View of the Terraqueous Globe" and the second focused on the "Particular View of the Terraqueous Globe" with copper-engraved plates by John Senex. Complete, there are 17 maps including 12 of Europe and one each of the world, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. Both the world map and the North America map feature California as an Island and a huge blank area in Northwestern North America. 12mo, 432 pp. Hardbound in original full calf.


Condition: B

The maps are generally good with light to moderate toning, minor offsetting, and some maps also showing some damp stains. Text is good to very good with light toning and foxing. The front hinge is perished, the front cover is nearly detached, and both covers are somewhat worn with bumped edges.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/21/2014