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[Americana] Jefferys, Thomas
The American Atlas: Or, a Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America...

London: Printed and Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1776. Second edition, early issue. Folio, 22 1/4 x 16 in. (565 x 406 mm). Letterpress title-page and Index to the Maps. Illustrated with 22 fine engraved maps on 29 sheets, each with contemporary outline hand-coloring, one partly hand-colored (all, but one, double-page or large folding sheets), by Henry Mouzon, Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, William Scull, Thomas Jefferys, Samuel Holland, and others; each map numbered in ink in top corner recto. Rebound in full brown diced russia, stamped in gilt, red morocco spine label; all edges trimmed; plates mounted on guards; scattered offsetting and spotting to plates and text. Howes J-81; Sabin 35953.

Maps Comprising:

  1. (Mead, Braddock, alias John Green). Chart containing the greater part of the South Sea...South America with the adjacent Islands... (London): R. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  2. (Mead, Braddock, alias John Green). A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans... (London): R. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  3. (Mead, Braddock, alias John Green). Chart containing the Coasts of California, New Albion...North America and the West Indies... (London): R. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  4. The Russian Discoveries, from the Map Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg. London: Printed for Robt. Sayer, March 2, 1775.
  5. Bowen, Emanuel, and John Gibson. An Accurate Map of North America. Describing and distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions... (July 2, 1775).
  6. (Bowen, Emanuel, and John Gibson. An Accurate Map of North America. Describing and distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions... July 2, 1775).
  7. (Jefferys, Thomas). North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville improved... London: Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  8. Dunn, Samuel. A Map of the British Empire in North America... London: Robt. Sayer, January 10, 1774.
  9. Jefferys, Thomas. An Exact Chart of the Gulf of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti... London: Robt. Sayer , May 25, 1775.
  10. Sayer and Bennett. A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, March 25, 1775.
  11. Holland, Captain (Samuel). A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence... (London), April 6, 1775.
  12. Cook, James, and Michael Lane. A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland... (London): Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, MAy 10, 1775.
  13. Chabert, (Jooseph Bernard de), and James Cook, and Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu. A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland... London: Robt. Sayer& Jno. Bennett, March 25, 1775.
  14. Jefferys, Thomas. A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada... London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 15, 1775.
  15. (Mead, Braddock, alias John Green. A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England... London, November 29, 1774).
  16. (Braddock Mead, alias John Green). A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England... London, November 29, 1774.
  17. Holland, Captain (Samuel). The Provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec... London: Robt. Sayer & John Bennett, December 20, 1775.
  18. Carver, Captain (Jonathan). A New Map of the Province of Quebec... London: Robt. Sayer & John Bennett, February 16 ,1776.
  19. Scull, W(illiam). A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of the Province but also its Extensive Frontiers... London: Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  20. (Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina... London: Robt. Sayer & Thos. Jefferys, 1775).
  21. Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina... London: Robt. Sayer & Thos. Jefferys, 1775.
  22. Mouzon, Henry, and others. An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers... London: Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, May 30, 1775.
  23. (Mouzon, Henry, and others. An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers... London: Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, May 30, 1775.)
  24. Jefferys, Thomas. The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana... London: Robt. Sayer, February 20, 1775.
  25. Ross, Lieutenant (John). Course of the River Mississipi. Taken from the Expedition to Illinois in the latter end of the year 1765... London: Robt. Sayer, June 1, 1775.
  26. Jefferys, Thomas. The Bay of Honduras... London: Robt. Sayer, February 20, 1775.
  27. (D'Anville, J.B.B. A Map of South America... London: Robert Sayer, September 20, 1775).
  28. D'Anville, J.B.B. A Map of South America... London: Robert Sayer, September 20, 1775
  29. Cano, Cruz, and others. A Chart of the Straits of Magellan... London: R. Sayer and J. Bennett, July 1, 1775.

A fine example of the most important 18th-century atlas of America, including some of the most groundbreaking maps of North America and the English colonies, such as Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson's A Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia, the most influential map of the Chesapeake region up until the 19th-century, Braddock Mead's A Map of the Most Inhabited Parts of New England, the largest and most detailed map of the region at that time, Lieutenant John Ross's Course of the River Mississipi, the first large scale map of the Mississippi River and the first based wholly on English sources, and William Scull's A Map of Pennsylvania, the first map of the province to chart its western frontier. This atlas represents the most comprehensive and detailed collection of maps of North America in the American Revolutionary War period, "as a major cartographic reference work it was, very likely, consulted by American, English, and French civilian administrators and military officers during the Revolution" (William Ristow).

Sold for $69,300
Estimated at $30,000 - $50,000


 

London: Printed and Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1776. Second edition, early issue. Folio, 22 1/4 x 16 in. (565 x 406 mm). Letterpress title-page and Index to the Maps. Illustrated with 22 fine engraved maps on 29 sheets, each with contemporary outline hand-coloring, one partly hand-colored (all, but one, double-page or large folding sheets), by Henry Mouzon, Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, William Scull, Thomas Jefferys, Samuel Holland, and others; each map numbered in ink in top corner recto. Rebound in full brown diced russia, stamped in gilt, red morocco spine label; all edges trimmed; plates mounted on guards; scattered offsetting and spotting to plates and text. Howes J-81; Sabin 35953.

Maps Comprising:

  1. (Mead, Braddock, alias John Green). Chart containing the greater part of the South Sea...South America with the adjacent Islands... (London): R. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  2. (Mead, Braddock, alias John Green). A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans... (London): R. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  3. (Mead, Braddock, alias John Green). Chart containing the Coasts of California, New Albion...North America and the West Indies... (London): R. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  4. The Russian Discoveries, from the Map Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg. London: Printed for Robt. Sayer, March 2, 1775.
  5. Bowen, Emanuel, and John Gibson. An Accurate Map of North America. Describing and distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions... (July 2, 1775).
  6. (Bowen, Emanuel, and John Gibson. An Accurate Map of North America. Describing and distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions... July 2, 1775).
  7. (Jefferys, Thomas). North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville improved... London: Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  8. Dunn, Samuel. A Map of the British Empire in North America... London: Robt. Sayer, January 10, 1774.
  9. Jefferys, Thomas. An Exact Chart of the Gulf of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti... London: Robt. Sayer , May 25, 1775.
  10. Sayer and Bennett. A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, March 25, 1775.
  11. Holland, Captain (Samuel). A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence... (London), April 6, 1775.
  12. Cook, James, and Michael Lane. A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland... (London): Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, MAy 10, 1775.
  13. Chabert, (Jooseph Bernard de), and James Cook, and Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu. A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland... London: Robt. Sayer& Jno. Bennett, March 25, 1775.
  14. Jefferys, Thomas. A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada... London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 15, 1775.
  15. (Mead, Braddock, alias John Green. A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England... London, November 29, 1774).
  16. (Braddock Mead, alias John Green). A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England... London, November 29, 1774.
  17. Holland, Captain (Samuel). The Provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec... London: Robt. Sayer & John Bennett, December 20, 1775.
  18. Carver, Captain (Jonathan). A New Map of the Province of Quebec... London: Robt. Sayer & John Bennett, February 16 ,1776.
  19. Scull, W(illiam). A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of the Province but also its Extensive Frontiers... London: Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, June 10, 1775.
  20. (Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina... London: Robt. Sayer & Thos. Jefferys, 1775).
  21. Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina... London: Robt. Sayer & Thos. Jefferys, 1775.
  22. Mouzon, Henry, and others. An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers... London: Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, May 30, 1775.
  23. (Mouzon, Henry, and others. An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers... London: Robt. Sayer & J. Bennett, May 30, 1775.)
  24. Jefferys, Thomas. The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana... London: Robt. Sayer, February 20, 1775.
  25. Ross, Lieutenant (John). Course of the River Mississipi. Taken from the Expedition to Illinois in the latter end of the year 1765... London: Robt. Sayer, June 1, 1775.
  26. Jefferys, Thomas. The Bay of Honduras... London: Robt. Sayer, February 20, 1775.
  27. (D'Anville, J.B.B. A Map of South America... London: Robert Sayer, September 20, 1775).
  28. D'Anville, J.B.B. A Map of South America... London: Robert Sayer, September 20, 1775
  29. Cano, Cruz, and others. A Chart of the Straits of Magellan... London: R. Sayer and J. Bennett, July 1, 1775.

A fine example of the most important 18th-century atlas of America, including some of the most groundbreaking maps of North America and the English colonies, such as Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson's A Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia, the most influential map of the Chesapeake region up until the 19th-century, Braddock Mead's A Map of the Most Inhabited Parts of New England, the largest and most detailed map of the region at that time, Lieutenant John Ross's Course of the River Mississipi, the first large scale map of the Mississippi River and the first based wholly on English sources, and William Scull's A Map of Pennsylvania, the first map of the province to chart its western frontier. This atlas represents the most comprehensive and detailed collection of maps of North America in the American Revolutionary War period, "as a major cartographic reference work it was, very likely, consulted by American, English, and French civilian administrators and military officers during the Revolution" (William Ristow).

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