1759 The Universal Gazetteer: or, a Description of the Several Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Countries, Cities, Towns, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, Volcanoes, &c in the Known World. Together With an Account of the Extent, Produce, Revenue, Forces, Trade, Manufactures, Religions, &c. of the Several Countries; and of the Battles, Sieges, and Other Transactions That Have Rendered Them Remarkable.
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Folding Maps, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The second edition of this work.
ESTC citation number T199589.
Illustrated with four folding maps.
The maps depict Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
Six leaves of publisher's adverts to the rear.
Armorial binding of Trinity College Dublin.
An extensive gazetteer, offering an unique insight in the known world as it was in the mid eighteenth century, at a time when people were still exploring and discovering more about the Earth.
This work was praised by the lexicographer Benjamin Martin, who compiled one of the early English dictionaries, the 'Lingua Britannica Reformata'.
Published by Peter Wilson, a Dublin bookseller based on Dame Street. He is known for having published the first trade directories in Ireland.
Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'Steuart Weldon, February 26th 1765, Drogheda'.
In a full calf binding, the armorial binding of Trinity College Dublin. Externally, generally smart. A small amount of loss to the fore edge of the front board, and to the head of the front board. Minor marks to the boards and spine, with a couple of small tidemarks. Small chip to the spine label. Light bumping to the extremities. Minimal surface cracks to the spine. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very lightly age-toned and clean, with just a couple of light spots. Tear to the fold of the folding map of Europe, and Asia. Light spots to the folding maps.
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