"[Facsimile] Lewis Evans by Lawrence Henry Gipson to Which Is Added Evans' A Brief Account of Pennsylvania...",
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.
Maps are near fine with negligible creasing. Text pages are lightly toned. Covers lightly soiled.