Lot 153 of 312:
Moll's Compleat Geographer 1709  

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The Compleat Geographer: or, The chorography and typography of all the known parts of the earth. To which is premis'd an introduction to geography and a natural history...

Moll, Herman


Awsham & John Churchill



2 parts in 1, each with own title page. [24], lv, [5], 482; [2], 341, [1], xxii pp. With engraved frontispiece; 1 folding map; 44 engraved maps in the text; engravings of an armillary sphere & a compass rose. (folio) 32x30.5 cm (12¾x8¼"), period paneled calf, rebacked in calf with original spine strip laid on. Third Edition.

Herman Moll's important geography, with a notable series of finely engraved maps. The first part is devoted to Europe and its various nations, states and regions; the second part ot the remainder of the earth, with a varying title "Thasaurus Geographicus; or the Compleat Geographer. Part the Second... Asia, Africa, and America..." Included in the latter is a map of the Americas with California an island; "The Isle of California..." and much of North America; Mexico with Central America and the southern half of what is now the United States; plus the continents of Asia and Africa, with separate maps of China, Japan, India, Persia, etc.

Lot Amendments

A number of leaves are darkened and foxed, dark stain to lower corners of about 100 pages; overall very good.

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