A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto

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Bound set of maps. The first shows, on a condensed scale, how the following 20 leaves appear when assembled. A printed list of the sections, numbered 1-20, is pasted onto the second fly leaf. A period advertisement is pasted on the verso of the first flyleaf.
54.90.770(18) has been removed and is filed separately (this contains the title).
Original brown leather binding with gold stamped spine and red leather label lettered: "America De M. Pople;" the crest stamped in gold on the front and back identifies the early owner as Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (Comptroller-General of Finance to Louis XVI and minister of the navy in 1774-76 who opposed French financial support for the American Revolution).
Volume contents:
1: America Septentrionalis: A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto, by Henry Popple.
2: Indian Country on the Southwest of Hudson's Bay, with the Head of Mississippi River, and with Views of the City and Lake of Mexico, and of the famous Cataract of Niagara.
3: Bottom of Hudson's Bay, with the Country South Easterly towards Canada.
4: The Mouth of St. Lawrence River, with the adjacent Countries, and the Island of Newfoundland.
5: North part of the Bank Newfoundland, with Views of the Cities of New-York and Quebec.
6: The Course of the Mississippi River, with the adjacent Countries, from Lat. 47" 30' to Lat. 38" 30.'
7: Maryland, Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the Western Part of Connecticut.
8: Eastern Part of Connecticut, New-Hampshire, New-England, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Part of Newfoundland.
9: The Harbours of Boston, Annapolis-Royal, and Placentia.
10: Louisiana, the Mouth of Mississippi River, and Eastern Part of New Mexico.
11: Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
12: Bermuda, with Part of the Atlantic Ocean.
13: Draughts of the Harbours of New-York, Charles-Town in South Carolina, of Bermuda, of Saint Augustin, and of Providence Island.
14: Part of the Great Bay of Mexico, the Bay of Campeche, Bay of Honduras, &c.
15: Golf of Florida, Bahama Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, and Part of Hispaniola.
16: Eastern Part of Hispaniola, Porto-Rico, St. Kitts, Antigua, Nevis, Montferrat, Guadelupe, and the other Leeward Islands.
17: The Harbours of Havana and St. Jugo, in Cuba; of Kingston and Port Antonio, in Jamaica; and of Fort-Royal in Martinica.
18: [removed and matted separately]: The Spanish Dominions next the South Sea, Guatimala, &c. with the Title of the Map, encompassed with curious Figures, engraved by Mr. Baron.
19: The Isthmus of Darien, with the Coasts on the North and South Seas thro' Nicaragua, Costa-Rica, Veragua, Nova-Grenada, &c.
20: Martinica, Barbadoes, and other Windward Islands, the Spanish Coast of Caraccos, and Surinam.
21: Draughts of the Islands of Barbadoes and Antigua, and of the Harbours of Cartagena, and Porto-Bello, with Dr. Edmund Halley's Opinion of the whole Map, "London Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms, 1733"

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