A New Atlas Or a Compleat Set of Maps. Representing the different Empires, Kingdoms, States of the known World Including the Modern Discoveries by J. Young, A.M.

(Edinburgh and London ?), (1778).

Large 4to. (32 x 24,5 cm.). Contemp. hcalf. Raised bands. Title-label with gilt lettering. Top of spine lacks ca. 1 cm. of leather, bottom of spine ca. 1/2 cm. Spine rubbed, wear along hinges. Old owner inscription on top of title-page. Ex Libris Scholae Regis Edinensis. Engraved title-page and 23 double-page (numb. 1-23) and all with original handcolouring. The map of the world (2 hemispheres): printed size 25 x 46 cm. (sheet: 31 x 48,5 cm.). Printed on heavy paper, verso blank, all clean and fine.

First edition. Not in Shirley. The copy described by Shirley I, T.YOU - 1 a, having another imprint dated 1782. All the maps in our copy is signed "Published as the Act directs 1st July 1778". Shirley mentions that the Atlas was doubtless intended for educational use.

Order-nr.: 51680

DKK 10.000,00