# 31434

DARTON, William (1755-1819)

38 maps. Union atlas, containing new and improved maps of all the Empires, Kingdoms and States in the known world,

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designed as a companion to the various gazetteers & books of geography now in use, the whole clearly engraved by artists of eminence and carefully coloured. Including maps of the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece. London : William Darton, Jan. 25th 1812 (the maps dated between 1811 – 1812). First edition. Quarto, modern binding of half calf over marbled papered boards, gilt-lettered contrasting morocco title label to spine, gilt ornamentation, new endpapers, engraved title page with vignettes of the four continents, 38 hand-coloured copperplate maps, the maps of the Eastern and Western hemispheres showing the voyages of Cook, the map of Asia including New Holland with dates of notable discoveries; the maps clean and fresh.

The rare first edition, in a fine modern binding.

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