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Auction 151, Lot 754

"The Universal Gazetteer; Being a Concise Description, Alphabetically Arranged...", Walker, John

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1801 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.5 x 8.8 inches
14 x 22.4 cm

This small geography book contains 14 folding maps including the World, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the West Indies and several European countries. In North America, place names are limited to the east coast with East and West Florida depicted. Quivira is located in the west as is a long River of the West with two possible routes shown flowing into the Pacific. The world map shows Tasmania still connected to the Australian mainland and Cook's tracks are shown in the southern Pacific Ocean. Includes around 400 pages of unpaginated text describing thousands of places "not to be met with in any similar gazetteer." Third edition updated by Arthur Kershaw. Hardbound with original leather covers and new faux leather spine.


Condition: B+

Most of the maps are very good with light toning, an occasional spot of foxing, and faint offsetting. The maps of the World, North America, and South America are in good condition with light offsetting and moderate foxing. The maps of North and South America are separated from the text. Covers are rubbed with a few small abrasions.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/19/2014