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Publisher: TURNER, R.
Title: A view of the earth : being a short but comprehensive system of modern geography graphy …
Published in: London, S. Crowder and S. Gamidge, 1771
   
Size: 12.2 x 7.9 inches.
31.0 x 20.0 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Two works bound together. [iii], 48 p., [8], 64pp. many leaves have engraved plates, illustrated with 7 maps. Bound in modern half calf over marbled boards, red label with gilt lettering. Ownership inscription "Mary Cameron 1833" to first title.
Third edition.

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The Third Edition. First work with 7 engraved maps (including twin-hemisphere world map, continents), plate of a globe, engraved illustrations in text including one of a "Geographical Clock" with volvelle intact. Second work with engraved frontispiece (The Copernican or true system of the universe. . .) and plate of a globe, engraved illustrations in text including, the moon and one of an Astronomical Clock with volvelle intact. Frontispice and title to second work slightly browned and with small ink splashes, also the frontis slightly creased.

The Third Edition, 7 engraved maps (including twin-hemisphere world map), plate of a globe, engraved illustrations in text including one of a Geographical Clock with volvelle intact, ink signature on title, for S.Crowder…and S.Gamidge, 1771

BOUND WITH "A View of the Heavens: Being a Short, but Comprehensive, System of Modern Astrology", The Second Edition.

The frontispiece map of the world "The World agreeable to the latest discoveries" features a truncated version of New Holland before Cook's mapping of the east coast and with "Lewin Land" and "Dimens Land". This edition is one of the last geographical publications to see the Australian region as an unresolved puzzle despite Cook's first voyage.
The map of Asia is of interest for the use of Sea of Corea, the sea between Korea and Japan.

Reference: Turner, R., 1723/1724-1791.



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