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The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain… A Prospect of the most
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5 parts in one volume, folio (425 x 280mm.), engraved additional title and achievement of Charles II, printed title in red and black, 4 printed sectional titles, 68 general and county maps, 5 printed tables of road distances, the Prospect with 28 maps of all parts of the world (including the twin-hemispherical world map and 6 relating to the Americas), together 96 engraved maps, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, a few maps with marginal discoloration, some staining at the upper margin affecting engraved surface of several maps, map of Chester pasted over another map (text is correct), stain on verso of map of Virginia (not obscuring text), binding rebacked, slightly worn\nThe 1676 edition of the Prospect includes eight maps (on seven mapsheets) appearing for the first time: Virginia and Maryland, New England, Carolina, Jamaica and Barbados, East India, Russia and Canaan.\nThis is the only edition of the Theatre and Prospect in which the Theatre has the general title page for both works, showing that, for the first time, it was intended to precede the Prospect.
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GB
GB

literature

Chubb XXVII; Phillips, Atlases 488; Shirley, British Library T.SPE-1i; Skelton 92; Wing S4886

provenance

Frank Hammond, Birmingham, Catalogue 114, item 931, £385, 28 July 1958


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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