Auction 171, Lot 766

"A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World...", Guthrie, William

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1794 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.1 x 8.6 inches
13 x 21.8 cm

This octavo geography is apparently complete and contains twenty-three folding maps. The list of maps include: Europe; Sweden, Norway & Denmark; Northern Part of Russia in Europe; Southern Part of Russia in Europe; Scotland; England and Wales; Ireland; France; The Seven United Provinces; Netherlands; Germany; Poland; Switzerland; Spain and Portugal; Italy; Turkey in Europe & Hungary; Asia; Hindostan or India; Africa; North America; West Indies; South America; and Chart of the World. The map of North America includes some interesting conjectural cartography in the west, including the River of the West, and a developing Alaska. The world map shows Tasmania still connected to mainland Australia, and New Guinea has only a partial outline. Octavo, rebound in quarter faux leather over marbled paper boards. 965 pages.


Condition: B+

The maps range from good to mostly very good with light toning and occasional scattered foxing or light offsetting. The map of the West Indies has a small fold separation at lower left, extending about 1" into the image. Text is tight with light toning and an occasional spot of foxing. Modern binding is near fine with bumped edges.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/6/2019