Sale 16BP02 | Lot 40

JEFFERYS, THOMAS The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America...

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
JEFFERYS, THOMAS  The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America...

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Lot 40
JEFFERYS, THOMAS The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America... London: Thomas Jefferys...
London: Thomas Jefferys, 1760. First edition, the corrected issue with the additional leaves 129-138*, containing information on the capture of Quebec received after the publication of the first part. Two parts in one volume, 20th century three-quarters red morocco, red cloth sides, top edge gilt. 13 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches (35 x 23 cm); [8], 132, 129-138*, 133-168 pp.; [4], 246 pp. (with mispaginations), without the pasted-on errata slip on p. 80 of part II; 18 folding engraved maps and plans, title pages printed in red and black. Binding lightly rubbed, mild toning to the text throughout, some of the maps evenly toned and offset (as usual), three maps with minor fold tears. Patrick Coutts' copy (his bookplate remounted on the front pastedown); with the Explorers Club bookplate (and blindstamp at the head of the title one map and several text leaves, inked number at the foot of the first contents leaf), and a note that the book was presented by James B. Ford.
Jefferys' important description of Canada, Louisiana, and of the French possessions in the West Indies, was published just as the conflict between Britain and France was accelerating, as is demonstrated by the detailed account of the siege of Quebec that was added in this issue. Geographer to the Prince of Wales, Jefferys produced maps and plans after his own surveys and from existing plans by others, including French geographers. The first part includes detailed plans of Quebec, Montreal, New Orleans and the Siege of Quebec, and the second part maps of Guadeloupe, Grenada and 'Martinico' i.e. Martinique. Patrick Coutts, son of one of the founders of the famous English bank, became insane in 1761. Field 775; Howes J-83; Lande 471; Sabin 35964; Streeter sale I:128.


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