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The Mapping of North America

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This work was first issued in weekly parts beginning according to the Prospectus at the Huntington Library on 31 January 1795. Each part was to contain 64 leaves of text and 1 plate. William Winterbotham (1763-1829) employed John Russell to engrave a number of larger folding maps of the America’s for inclusion. Of particular note is the early plan of the intended new capital Washington. Sabin notes that ‘the directions to the binder calls for a plate of Niagara Falls’ but that as here it is replaced by one of St. Anthony Falls. It also includes a second portrait of Washington not called for by the list of contents, both are engraved by Grainger. Another similar example was sold at Swann Galleries in October 2002. An uncommon work in fine condition. Provenance: Texan collection in the 1990’s. Baynton-Williams ‘Plans of Washington DC no. 14; ESTC T131074; Howes W571; Phillips Maps p. 1005; Ristow ‘American Maps’ p. 153; Sabin 104832; Shirley ‘Atlas in the BL’ G.Wint 1a.

An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the American United States, and of the European Settlements in America and the West Indies

J. Ridgeway, H.D. Symonds & D. Holt, London & Newark, London, 1795
Octavo, 4 volumes (220 x 140 mm.), original quarter calf, marbled paper boards, with gilt ruled compartments to the spine and red calf gilt title labels to each. Volume 1: frontispiece portrait of Washington, Title, Preface, Subscribers list, Contents, pp. viii, (10), 591; Volume 2: frontispiece portrait of Franklin, pp. (4), 493; Volume 3: frontispiece portrait of Franklin, pp. (4), 525; Volume 4: frontispiece portrait of Winterbotham; pp. (4), 415, 54, (6). With 8 large folding maps, 1 further map, 23 engraved plates and 4 folding tables. Map of Kentucky in two parts due to binders cut, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 7650


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