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Cover: Natural and civil history of the French dominions in North and South America. Jefferys, Thomas, 1760

Cover: Natural and civil history of the French dominions in North and South America. / Jefferys, Thomas / 1760
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Full Title: (Covers to) The natural and civil history of the French dominions in North and South America. Giving a particular account of the climate, soil, minerals, animals, vegetables, manufactures, trade, commerce, and languages ... Illustrated by maps and plans of the principal places, collected from the best authorities, and engraved by T. Jefferys, Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Part I. Containing a description of Canada and Louisiana. London, Printed for Thomas Jefferys at Charing-Cross. MDCCLX.

Author: Jefferys, Thomas

Date: 1760

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Author: Jefferys, Thomas

Date: 1760

Short Title: Cover: Natural and civil history of the French dominions in North and South America.

Publisher: London: Thomas Jefferys

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 35

Object Width cm: 25

Country: United States ; Canada

Full Title: (Covers to) The natural and civil history of the French dominions in North and South America. Giving a particular account of the climate, soil, minerals, animals, vegetables, manufactures, trade, commerce, and languages ... Illustrated by maps and plans of the principal places, collected from the best authorities, and engraved by T. Jefferys, Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Part I. Containing a description of Canada and Louisiana. London, Printed for Thomas Jefferys at Charing-Cross. MDCCLX.

List No: 4796A

Series No: 1

Engraver or Printer: Caylus, Anne Claude Philippe, comte de, 1692-1765

Published In: The natural and civil history of the French dominions in North and South America. Giving a particular account of the climate, soil, minerals, animals, vegetables, manufactures, trade, commerce, and languages ... Illustrated by maps and plans of the principal places, collected from the best authorities, and engraved by T. Jefferys, Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Part I. Containing a description of Canada and Louisiana. London, Printed for Thomas Jefferys at Charing-Cross. MDCCLX.

Publication Author: Jefferys, Thomas

Publication Date: 1760

Publication Reference: Howes J83; Streeter 128; Sabin 35964; P-Maps (lists all 18 maps); Stevens and Tree 27(b), 51(a), 66 (b); Clark I:263; Ristow p25-28 (Samuel Holland).

Publication Note: 1st ed. Issued during the French and Indian War, this work describes and maps many of the French possessions that were to pass to England at the War's conclusion in 1763. The 18 maps are all listed in Phillips and many (New Orleans, Louisburg) are the first maps listed or among the earliest listed for the areas mapped. All of the maps appeared also in Jeffery's General Topography of North America and the West Indies, 1768 (see P1196) and later states of the Nova Scotia map and the North America map appeared in Jeffery's American Atlas of 1775. Part I describes Canada and Louisiana, Part II French possessions in the West Indies. With the additional * leaves 129-138 and paste down errata on p. 80. This was Samuel Holland's copy with his signature on the title page. Holland was the first Surveyor General of the Northern Colonies, appointed in 1764, and one can imagine that this book was very important to him as a source for his early mapping projects.

Publication List No: 4796.000

Publication Type: Geography Book

Publication Maps: 18

Publication Height cm: 36

Publication Width cm: 23

Image No: 4796A

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