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There are 7 items in category Atlases, Cartography and Gazetteers on this page.


The Comprehensive Gazetteer; or Dictionary of Descriptive and Physical Geography, with an Introductory Treatise on Physical Geography
Bryce, James

Book Description: London: William Collins. 1861. Hard covers. First edition? 7 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in. Approx. 2 3/4 in thick, xlviii + 823 pages with 10 large fold-out colour maps inc the World in (separate) hemispheres, Australia and North America, some have a short marginal tear, repaired. Purple cloth boards and three quarter leather with 5 raised bands, blind tooled lozenges and gilt blocked title and lines on spine and to edges of leather on boards. AEG. Bookplate. The Gazetteer covers the whole world with numerous engravings in the text. Thick 8vo. A very handsome volume.

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Ref 10017 : £85
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The Geography of British History: A Geographical Description of the British Islands at Successive Periods
Hughes, William

Book Description: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, London, 1863. Hard covers. Prize Binding. Orig. red full calf with gilt rulings to the boards and five raised bands to the spine which has elaborate decoration to the panels and gilt title on a black label. There is a gilt emblem to the upper board with a mitre and surrounding strapwork wording "The Northern Church of England School" and the first blank has an inscription ".... Rossall School 1863 - for Classics". All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. xii + 720 pp. With 6 fold-out hand wash coloured maps as issued. The book covers Britain "from the Earliest Times to the Present Day with a Sketch of the Commencement of Colonisation on the Part of the English Nation". It contains a detailed survey of Britain's physical geography, its historical development from Roman times to the mid nineteenth century and in depth information about each county or division of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. A very handsome volume which is very scarce in its original form, being largely only available in a facsimile edition. Book Condition: Near Fine. The only blemishes are some light indentations to the boards and dulling of the gilt title. Highly recommended. Sm. 8vo.

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Ref 10110 : £65
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Maunder's Treasury of Geography. The Treasury of Geography, Physical, Historical, Descriptive, and Political;
Hughes, William (compiled by) Maunder, Samuel (designed by)

Containing a Succinct Account of Every Country of the World. Book Description: Longman, Green & Co., London, 1885. Hard covers. Orig. brown cloth as faux half morocco binding. Gilt title to spine. All edges marbled and with marbled endpapers. Engraved frontis with tissue guard, 16 very fine plates and 7 folding maps including Australia, Africa and North America, (xii) + 892 + 8 pp publisher's catalogue. Book Condition: Very Good. Head of spine is chipped and sl. split. The tissue guard has foxed and transferred some foxing to the plate. Otherwise Fine.

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Ref 10112 : £40
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How To Identify Old Maps And Globes with a List of Cartographers, Engravers, Publishers and Printers Concerned with Printed Maps and Globes from c.1500 to c.1850
Lister, Raymond

Book Description: G Bell & Sons, London, 1965. Hard Covers. Original blue cloth. 4to. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good with a few short tears and chips and lacking one cm from base of spine. Plates showing 59 examples and illustrations in the text.

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Ref 10086 : £8
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World Map of Francesco Roselli
Nunn, George E.

Book Description: Privately printed on deckle edged paper at the press of John T Palmer Co., Philadelphia, 1928. Hard Covers. This is #211 of a limited edition of 500. Book Condition: Fine. Quarter cloth with paper covered boards. Paper labels on upper board and spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Original plain brown paper dust jacket is brittle on the spine and cracking. Drawn on an oval projection and printed from a woodcut.....Printed in Italy Anno Domini MDXXXII. Described by George E. Nunn from the copy in the collection of George H. Beans. 12in by 9in, 8vo. As near a perfect copy as likely to be found of this very scarce book. Three images available.

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Ref 10063 : £42
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John Speed's Atlas of Wales. Part II of The Theatre of Great Britain.
Rawnsley, John E.

EP Publishing Ltd, Wakefield, 1970. Hard covers. Tall folio. Original cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Plain label covering owner's name on front pastedown. Twelve maps of the counties and one of the country. Facsimiles of the 1676 edition. All double page. See images.

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Ref 10588 : £15
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A New and Easy Introduction to Universal Geography; in a Series of Letters to a Youth at School:
Turner, Rev R.

..... Describing the Figure, Motions, and Dimensions of the Earth; the different Seasons of the Year; the Situation and extent of the several Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Provinces; their Government, Customs, Religion, Manners, and the Characters of the reigning Sovereigns. Illustrated with COPPER-PLATES, AND A NEW SET OF MAPS, Drawn and engraved by the best Artists, on Purpose for this Work. To which is added, a large map of the World, on which are delineated the different Tracts of Captain Cook's Ship in his three Voyages round the World. Also a Plate of the Terrestrial Globe, and a Plate of a new and curious Geographical Clock. Book Description: J Johnson et al, London, 1808 (13th edition). 12mo, 295 pp. (the last page mis-numbered 259). With 26 engraved maps and plates including a fold-out map of the world in hemispheres as frontispiece (laid down some time ago). Also a Geographical Clock with a rotating volvelle still using its original thread axle 200 years later. There are also secondary plates associated with the maps showing, in simplified form, the layout of the countries to enable the pupils to learn more easily. Hard covers. Contemporary tree calf with a double ruled gilt border and further elaborate gilt inner decoration. It has been professionally re-backed with gilt rulings and decoration and a red leather label carrying the gilt title. The endpapers and the head and tail bands have been preserved. All edges speckled. Book Condition: Very good. Some light offsetting from the plates. Just the one inscription of W Grigg in a neat old hand at the top of the title page. For a 200 year old schoolbook the condition is remarkable. Scarce in any edition and offered more cheaply than any other original I can find & MUCH LESS than the only other copy of this edition currently on the web. Four images.

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Ref 10276 : £160
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There are 7 items in category Atlases, Cartography and Gazetteers on this page.

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