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Auction 164, Lot 771

"Elements of Geography: Containing a Concise and Comprehensive View of That Useful Science...", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1796 (published)


Color: Black & White

3.3 x 5.7 inches
8.4 x 14.5 cm

This the second edition of the work first published in 1795. Elements of Geography was written for students and explains the world as a whole with an emphasis on North America. It also includes sections on Asia, Africa, and Europe and how America was "peopled." The geography includes two small maps: Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection (4.5 x 6"), and A Map of the United States of America (4.5 x 5") which shows the United States confined to east of the Mississippi with a large Georgia and Northwestern Territory. 143 pp., 24mo., hardbound in quarter calf over marbled wooden boards.

References: Wheat & Brun #26 & #124.

Condition: B

Maps and text show light toning, moderate foxing, and several damp stains. Covers and spine show moderate wear but the binding is sound.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/13/2017