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There are 8 items in category Atlases, Cartography and Gazetteers on this page.

Beeton's Dictionary of Geography. A Universal Gazetteer
Beeton, S.O. ed.

Book Description: Ward, Lock, & Tyler, London, n.d. (1868). Hard Cover. Three-quarter calf, five raised bands with gilt tooled spine and gilt title on label, marbled boards, marbled end-papers, all edges marbled. vi + 898 pp + 8 pp adverts. An extensive and detailed gazetteer. Eleven folding maps including: Africa, North America, Australia, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Europe. Plus "nearly three-hundred engravings and plans of cities, towns and localities of general interest". Book Condition: Very Good. Head of spine a little damaged and some rubbing of the leather. The folding maps in very good condition. Very clean and neat copy. Recommended. Thick 8vo.

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Ref 10104 : £55
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Black's General Atlas: A Series Of Fifty-Four Maps From The Latest And Most Authentic Sources. Engraved On Steel, In The First Style Of The Art, By Sydney Hall. Edinburgh:
Black, Adam & Charles

Adam and Charles Black, North Bridge; Longman & Co.; Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; Whittaker & Co.; and Hamilton, Adams, & Co. London; and John Cumming, Dublin. M.DCCC.XL. (First edition). This is the very first edition of what became a Victorian institution: Black’s General Atlas of the World. Only the 1840 and 1841 editions were engraved exclusively by Hall. (Starting with the 1844 edition, Hall was joined by Hughes and other engravers). Demy folio (33 x 45 cm). Hand outline colour. Relief shown by hachures. Single maps faced with a sheet of bound-in tissue paper as issued. Half leather brown cloth covered boards have gilt rulings to the leather spine and corners. The binding is half calf and very firm and the spine has five raised bands with a gilt title, Black's General Atlas, decorations and “1840”. The spine is neatly repaired although the top section has been replaced with suitable morocco. The cloth covered boards are neat but rather stained and the leather corners rather bumped. All edges gilt but rather rubbed. The maps are generally in very good condition and the outline colouring is bright. Only the double page map of England and Wales has had any restoration. (please ask to see images). Edges to the letterpress xiv Introduction and 40 page geographical descriptions of countries as well as the 40 page Index are rather rough with marginal light water staining to a few pages at the beginning and end of the volume. The end papers are clean with a neat ink owner’s name of Julia Anne Winfield and dated 1 Sept 1846 and an armorial bookplate of Charles B Snepp. Born in 1823, Charles Busbridge Snepp took his degree at Cambridge and was ordained in 1846 as curate at Christ Church, Birmingham. In 1851, after five years he was appointed to the sole charge of Perry Barr. The following year he married Julia Anne Winfield. Snepp was co-editor of Songs of Grace and Glory: Hymnal and Musical Treasures of The Church of Christ from many centuries with 1094 Hymns and 300 Tunes, which remains in print. Only the earliest editions were coloured by hand and most copies for sale are therefore with the duller printed colouring. This copy is offered at a very low price for a hand coloured edition.

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Ref 10511 : £490
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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 cover. 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 Cover. 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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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 Cover. 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 : £16
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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 Cover. 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 : £45
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Maps and Mapmakers.
Tooley, R. V.

Book Description: Batsford, London, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. Fifth edition, octavo, 140 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Not price clipped. 104 illustrations and many useful tables of mapmakers, editions, publication dates and authorities consulted. The classic introduction to antique maps of the world. Two images.

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Ref 10323 : £9
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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. 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 : £210
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