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  1. First Irish edition. 2 vols in one, 12mo, xiii, [1 (blank)], 146; (147)-310 pp., engraved portrait frontispiece by Bartolozzi, contemporary calf, smooth spine panelled by gilt fillets, dark maroon morocco label gilt, bound as issued with no separate title page to second volume (both pagination and register are continuous through the volumes), nice copy.

    £2,250
  2. 8vo, one of only 350 copies, viii, 176pp., large folding map in pocket, original printed boards, rebacked, ex-libris Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich with bookplate and stamps, covers worn.

    £650
  3. Hand coloured engraved map. The map shows the extent 30° north and south of the Equator in which sugar is grown. Australia is still shown as New Holland. 29.8 cm x 23.7 cm (11¾' x 9¼'). Framed and glazed.

    £1,000
  4. Three volumes 4to (30.8 x 23cm.), engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of the Americas (slightly torn), vol. I: 29 engraved plates and maps (6 folding, lacking plate Baja di Campeggio but with a duplicate of the isthmus of Panama), vol. II: 23 engraved plates and maps (11 folding), vol. III: 24 engraved plates and maps (8 folding), contemporary calf-backed patterned paper boards; a bit rubbed.

    £5,000
  5. 3 works comprising 10 parts bound in 4 volumes, folio, engraved title-pages, 14 engraved maps, eighteenth-century mottled calf gilt, spines with monogram 'N' crowned with a Ducal coronet in compartments, joints cracked but firm, modern calf-backed bookform boxes, a handsome set.

    £25,000
  6. First edition. 8vo., 19.5 x 12 cm., [16], 45, [3], 16, 33-100, 53, [3, ads] pp., includes blank D8, 6 engraved maps and plans, 5 folding, including world map and Archipelago Islands with inset of Cyprus, by Moll), contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, light toning to plates, an excellent example.

    £8,750
  7. First edition, 8vo (21 x 12.5cm), iv, 395pp., hand-coloured engraved frontispiece map. Contemporary green hard-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges, Eton leavers present.

    £1,000
  8. Copper engraving, in original wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into the original green marbled slipcase with paper label, the map, widest: 491 x 615 mm.

    £2,500
 

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