Auction 97, Lot 585

"A New and Complete System of Geography…of the Whole World as Divided into Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics. Vol. I",

Subject: Geography

Period: 1779 (published)


Color: Black & White

9.5 x 14.5 inches
24.1 x 36.8 cm

Appears to be part of both volumes bound together. Includes title page from Vol I, Asia section complete to page 276 and European section from page 29-164. Includes the following maps by Bowen: "A New & Accurate Map of North America Drawn from the most Authentic MODERN Maps and Charts by Thos. Bowen" (17.5x10.5") in good condition, A New & Accurate Map of Asia…" (16x12.5") with soft creases and tear into Australia with no loss, "An Accurate Map of Italy…" (11x8") in fair condition, "A New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean" (11x8.5") trimmed into neatline at top and foxed. With 20 full-page engravings surrounded by very decorative picture-frame style borders. Views from Athens, Congo, Greenland, Canada, Emperor of China, Waterfall on the Mohawk, Negroes of Africa, Canada, Greenland, Peru, etc.


Condition: C

Marbled boards with leather spine, rubbed and shaken with split and worn spine. Contents and plates in fair condition with scattered foxing, staining and surface soil. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 12/5/2001