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Thomson, John.

A NEW GENERAL ATLAS, Consisting of a Series of Geographical Designs, on Various Projections, Exhibiting the Form and Component Parts of the Globe; And a Collection of Maps and Charts, Delineating the Natural and Political Divisions of the Empires, Kingdom

For John Thomson and Co: Edinburgh 1817 Foldout b&w map of the Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere, 74 hand colored plates of which 7 are foldout, another hand colored map of Arabia, 22 x 17.5, quarter leather, gilt stamped Greek key pattern on corners and sides of spine, seven panels with gilt floral decoration and blindstamping, gilt floral decoration on raised bands, gilt spine lettering, marbled boards and endpapers, 2p, 1, xxiii, (1), 22 pp. Front cover almost detached, rear cover detached, covers very well worn, scuffed, peeling, etc., lacks lowest raised band, contents have light wrinkling, chipping, edge tears, foxing, smudging/soiling, light staining in margins, seven plates have vertical tears from the bottom along gutter ranging from 2" to near the top, map of France is in two pieces, map of Germany lacks a corner, map of the islands has heavy staining in margins, some of the maps have been refolded awkwardly so there is extra creasing, overall good. The second map of Arabia, unnumbered, varies from the first map, #46. The coloring is different and on the first map the area labeled "Darfur Cordofan" is labeled on the second map as "Kordofan Province Conquered by Sennaar from Darfur" and a few other minor changes. FIRST EDITION.

Book Id: 98-9379

Price: $4,250.00

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