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Auction 156, Lot 820


"[Facsimile] Lewis Evans by Lawrence Henry Gipson to Which Is Added Evans' A Brief Account of Pennsylvania...",

Subject: References

Period: 1939 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8.8 x 12.3 inches
22.4 x 31.2 cm

Written by Lawrence Henry Gipson, distinguished historian, and published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, this book is an in-depth study of one of Colonial America's greatest cartographers, pamphleteers, scientists, and travelers. It includes Evans' manuscript essay, never before published, entitled A Brief Account of Pennsylvania, 1755. In addition, the volume contains facsimiles of Evans' two scarce pamphlets, his Geographical, Historical, Political and Mechanical Essays of 1755 and 1756. There are a fold-out reproductions of Evans' most important maps, including the earliest known map by Evans of the Indian Walking Purchase of 1737. Title-page printed in red-and-black, 246 pp, six maps (one duplicate). Hardbound in cloth with black and gold lettering and logo on spine and front cover.


Condition: B+

Maps are near fine with negligible creasing. Text pages are lightly toned. Covers lightly soiled.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 2/17/2016