The Discovery of North America: A Critical, Documentary, and Historic Investigation. With an essay on the early cartography of the New World, Including Descriptions of Two Hundred and Fifty Maps or Globes Existing or Lost, Constructed Before the Year 1536. To which are added A Chronology of One Hundred Voyages Westward, Projected, Attempted, or Accomplished Between 1431 and 1504…

London: Henry Stevens and Son, 1892. First edition. One of 320 numbered copies printed on English toned paper, out of a total edition of 380 copies. Twenty-three plates with maps. Title-page in black and red. Corners lightly worn, spine a bit scuffed. Hinges cracking, but sound, endpapers lightly foxed. A good to very good copy of a book that often has binding problems because of its weight. Original leather-backed cloth boards, rebacked, with old spine laid down. Top edge gilt. Thick quarto. xii, 802 [4] pp. Item #14873

Undoubtedly the most inclusive study of maps relating to early American history. It is a critical analysis of some 250 maps, many not previously recorded, including their nomenclature and characteristics” (Ristow and LeGear, no. 28).

Howes H-251.

Price: $500.00

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