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Auction 166, Lot 749

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

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1810 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.1 x 8.3 inches
13 x 21.1 cm
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This small geography book contains 12 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." Fifth edition updated by Arthur Kershaw. Hardbound in original leather.


Condition: B+

The maps are generally very good with occasional light scattered foxing. Text has a few spots of foxing and the front cover has separated from the text block.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/14/2018