THE MARINE ATLAS OR SEAMAN'S COMPLETE PILOT FOR ALL THE PRINCIPAL PLACES IN THE KNOWN WORLD.

Lot Number 101
Author HEATHER, WILLIAM.
Title THE MARINE ATLAS OR SEAMAN'S COMPLETE PILOT FOR ALL THE PRINCIPAL PLACES IN THE KNOWN WORLD.
Year Published 1804
Place Printed LONDON,
Printed By
Description THE MARINE ATLAS OR SEAMAN'S COMPLETE PILOT FOR ALL THE PRINCIPAL PLACES IN THE KNOWN WORLD. LONDON, [C.1804-1808?] Large folio (645 x 435mm.), letterpress title and index and 52 engraved charts (25 of which are in multiple sheets), the world map and plate of flags at end in contemporary hand colour, the remainder plain, [cf. NMM 344], contemporary calf-backed boards, title page detached, some marginal fraying (particularly to lower edge affecting some of the imprints), some staining, upper cover detached, binding worn
Comments A rare sea-atlas, published by William Heather. The atlas first appeared in about 1805; this example is an early edition, with the charts variously dated from 1795 onwards, with three charts, Brazil, the Channel Islands and Virgin Islands dated 1808.
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Estimated Price GBP 16,000.00 - 20,000.00
( USD 26,880.00 - 33,600.00 )
Actual Price GBP 56,450.00 ( USD 90,884.50 )

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Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
Sale Number #L12401
Auction Date May 9, 2012 - May 9, 2012
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