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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, [1776-1777]
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Jefferys, Thomas
THE AMERICAN ATLAS; OR, A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE CONTINENT OF AMERICA. LONDON: BY R. SAYER AND J. BENNETT, [1776-1777]
Estimation
25 00035 000
Lot. Vendu 32,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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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, [1776-1777]
Folio (550 x 400mm.), letterpress title and index, 23 engraved maps on 30 sheets, all hand-coloured in outline, many folding, additional engraved and hand-coloured map by William Faden loosely inserted, contemporary calf-backed boards, a few maps trimmed to neatline, scattered spotting, upper cover detached, slightly worn
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Bibliographie

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

Description

"One of the most authoritative and comprehensive atlases of America" (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. Two maps are dated 1777. The map by Faden is entitled "The United States of North America with the British & Spanish Territories according to the Treaty", and dated 1783.  

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