rare maps
Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints
antique maps

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13
Email: enquiries@caburden.com

Previous Page Next Page
SALMON, Thomas

A New Geographical and Historical Grammar: wherein the Geographical Part is Truly Modern and the Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World

William Johnston, at the Golden-Ball in St. Paul's Church-Yard, London, 1751
Octavo (200 x 125 mm.), full contemporary mottled calf, gilt panelled, spine with raised bands, each gilt ruled, worn top and tail. With half title, title printed in red and black, pp. 608, (16), with 22 maps and 1 plate, some light wormholes, otherwise in good condition.
Thomas Salmon (1679-1767) was an historian and geographer. His first major work was the ‘Modern History’ issued in parts over many years and consists of numerous volumes with maps by Herman Moll. This second work is a one volume comprehensive study. In the Preface Salmon states that ‘since the Days of my Friend Moll the Geographer, we have had nothing but Copies of Foreign Maps, by Engravers unskilled in Geography, who have copied them with all their Errors’. In offering maps by Thomas Jeffery’s he found a worthwhile engraver.

For this second edition a new map of China was added. It should also be noted that this example bears the variant North America in which the spelling error ‘LOUISANIA’ occurs. ESTC T69006; McCorkle 351; Shirley (2004) G.Salm 2b; Tooley’s Dictionary (1999-2004).
Stock number: 10021

SOLD

Send us your name and email address.
We'll add you to our subscriber list and alert you to new catalogues and similar news