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ALINGHAM, William - A Short Account of the Nature and Use of Maps. As Also Some short Discourses of the Properties of the Earth. . .

ALINGHAM, William - A Short Account of the Nature and Use of Maps. As Also Some short Discourses of the Properties of the Earth. . .
A Short Account of the Nature and Use of Maps. As Also Some short Discourses of the Properties of the Earth. . . - ALINGHAM, William
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Title : A Short Account of the Nature and Use of Maps. As Also Some short Discourses of the Properties of the Earth. . ..
Map maker : ALINGHAM, William.
Date : London, 1698.
Size : 6.3 x 3.9 inches. / 16.0 x 10.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :FIRST EDITION of a rare book about the nature of using maps. A second edition was printed in 1703. With chapters on "description of making and projecting of circular maps", "How to lay down places upon the hemispheres", "Of the making of right lin'd maps", "How to measure distances on right lin'd maps", "A catalog of some of the chiefest places in the world",
" An Account of the Factories and Places now in possession of the English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Danes, both in the East and West-Indies", an interesting section on which country owns what.

The complete title reads: "A Short Account of the Nature and Use of Maps. As Also Some short Discourses of the Properties of the Earth, and of the several Inhabitants thereof. To which is Subjoin'd A Catalogue of the Factories now in possession of the English, French, Dutch, Spaniards, Portegueze, and Danes, both in the East and West-Indies.
London. Printed and are to be Sold by Mr Mount, at the Postern on Tower Hill, Mr Lea at the Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside, Mr. Worgan Mathematical Instrument Maker under St Dunstan's Church, Fleetstreet,, and by William Alingham, Mathematick-Teacher, in Channel-Row, Westminster. 1698."


Condition : 19th century leather spine with marbled covers. Title, 4pp. To the reader, 56pp., advertisement leaf at page 56. With some mispagination, but text complete. Lacks a folding world map and a diagram to page 32.


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