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A Geographical Description of the World

Lot 0036 Details

Description
[..Intended as an Accompaniment to the Map of the World on Mercator's Projection], by John Melish, (Scottish, 1771-1822), Philadelphia: published John Melish, 1818, with three folding maps (complete), leather backed marbled boards, and gilt titled spine, contains account of the main voyages, including those of Cook, Vancouver, and Perouse, 8-1/4 x 5-1/2 in., Provenance: Collection from an Important American Family, Note: Last auction record Swann 1996. Sold for $800.
Condition
front board almost detached but holding, some loss to leather at spine and rubbing to marbled boards, some overall water damage; map with one 3-1/2 in. tear, and overall toning
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A Geographical Description of the World

Estimate $200 - $400
Jan 15, 2020
Starting Price $100
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Lot 0036 Details

Description
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[..Intended as an Accompaniment to the Map of the World on Mercator's Projection], by John Melish, (Scottish, 1771-1822), Philadelphia: published John Melish, 1818, with three folding maps (complete), leather backed marbled boards, and gilt titled spine, contains account of the main voyages, including those of Cook, Vancouver, and Perouse, 8-1/4 x 5-1/2 in., Provenance: Collection from an Important American Family, Note: Last auction record Swann 1996. Sold for $800.
Condition
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front board almost detached but holding, some loss to leather at spine and rubbing to marbled boards, some overall water damage; map with one 3-1/2 in. tear, and overall toning

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