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Jefferys, Thomas
'THE AMERICAN ATLAS; OR, A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE CONTINENT OF AMERICA'. LONDON: BY R. SAYER AND J. BENNETT, 1776
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Jefferys, Thomas
'THE AMERICAN ATLAS; OR, A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE CONTINENT OF AMERICA'. LONDON: BY R. SAYER AND J. BENNETT, 1776
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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Jefferys, Thomas
'THE AMERICAN ATLAS; OR, A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE CONTINENT OF AMERICA'. LONDON: BY R. SAYER AND J. BENNETT, 1776
"One of the most authoritative and comprehensive atlases of America …" (Walter Ristow). It compares well with Pownall map in size and scope, from which many of its parts were developed. It is therefore, a very important atlas, especially of the Revolutionary War era. It also presents an extensive reconnaissance mapping of French Canada, including Newfoundland. The thirteen colonies are well represented, with eleven notably mapped, including North and South Carolina, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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Literature

Phillips cf. 1166 and 1165; Walter Ristow. Bibliographical Note, in American Atlas [facsimile edition of 1776 ed.], 1973

Catalogue Note

Folio (22 3/4 x 16 1/4 in.; 578 x 413 mm). 23 engraved maps on 30 sheets by Henry Mouzon, W. Scull, Lewis Evans, Holland and others, all hand-colored in outline, letterpress title and index; map sheets numbered on versos (1-30) as issued; title trimmed and repaired, index foxed, Pennsylvania map repaired and most probably supplied, The Western Atlantic map with splits and some loss repaired in outer margin, North and South Carolina map similarly repaired, some relatively minor repairs to lower margins of two others, occasional light staining. Modern half calf and marbled boards to style.

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