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Mather, Cotton
MAGNALIA CHRISTI AMERICANA: OR, THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND, FROM ITS FIRST PLANTING IN THE YEAR 1620 UNTO THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1698. LONDON: PARKHURST, 1702
Folio (325 x 200 mm). Double page map of New England; two repairs on verso and a  few small edge tears to map, title extended,  marginal dampstain towards end. Modern calf to style, new endpapers.
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Provenance

George Ritzlin, Evanston, Illinois, 1990;
Vogel Collection no. 531

Literature

Alden & Landis 702/127; Church 806; Grolier American 6; Howes M-391; Sabin 46392; Streeter sale I:658.

Catalogue Note

First edition of "the most famous American book of colonial times" (Streeter). An indispensible source for colonial social history including civil, religious, and military affairs at the end of the seventeenth century and is equally noteworthy for its lively biographies.The map, which depicts New England, Long Island, and eastern New York has been described by cartographic historian Barbara McCorkle as "the first eighteenth-century general map of New England."

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York