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|Blome’s account of the British Colonies in America… complete and with superb provenance|
|Title:||A Description of the Island of Jamaica; with the other Isles and Territories in America, to which the English are related, viz. Barbadoes, St. Christopher…Antego, St. Vincent, Dominica, Montserrat, Anguilla, Barbada, Bermudes, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New-York, New England, New-foundland….|
|Published:||London, Printed by T. Milbourn, and sold by the Book-sellers of London and Westminster, 1672 [but 1673]|
|Description:||1st ed. ,192pp. plus four engraved folding maps. 12mo. Gilt-ruled full calf with morocco labels, bound by Pratt “for H. Stevens 1871.”|
|Condition:||Maps trimmed close for binding and Jamaica map lined with linen. Front board with bit of glue residue, front hinge repaired, and rear hinge reinforced. Otherwise a truly fine copy.|
|Price:||Sold Inventory: BRM1654|
|A wonderful little promotional volume for Great Britain’s American Colonies, highlighted by a suite of charming and significant maps. This example has the considerable added appeal of having been bound by Pratt for Henry Stevens (1819-1886), the famed American bibliographer and bookseller.
The four maps are as follows:
European Americana, #672.27. Sabin #5966. “Richard Blome,” in MapForum.com (2006). Not in Howes or Streeter.
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