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