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Composite: World or terraqueous globe. Dunn, Samuel, 1787

Composite: World or terraqueous globe. / Dunn, Samuel / 1787
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Full Title: (Composite of) A general map of the world or terraqueous globe; with all the new discoveries and marginal delineations, containing the most interesting particulars in the solar, starry and mundane systems. By Saml. Dunn, Mathematician. London: printed for Rt. Sayer, Map, Chart and Printseller, 53 Fleet Street, 1787.

Author: Dunn, Samuel

Date: 1787

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Dunn, Samuel

Date: 1787

Short Title: Composite: World or terraqueous globe.

Publisher: London: Robert Sayer

Type: Composite Map ; Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 107

Object Width cm: 123

Scale 1: 41,000,000

Note: Engraved map on 4 sheets. Continent boundaries in outline color. Shows explorers' tracks. Relief shown pictorially. Includes ancillary maps, charts and drawings of the solar system, the northern and southern hemispheres of the celestial globe, "An astronimical latitude & longitude analemma," "A chart of the world according to Mercator's projection with the Rhumb lines," "Selenography or a map of the Moon according to Father Riccioli," "The vicissitude of seasons explained," "The Analemma," two drawings entitled "The art of dialing by a common globe," "A Universal scale," and text. David Rumsey Collection copy has the 4 sheets mounted as 2. Small portion at top cropped off. (W 180--E 180/N 90--S 90)

Reference: P4300.

World Area: World

Full Title: (Composite of) A general map of the world or terraqueous globe; with all the new discoveries and marginal delineations, containing the most interesting particulars in the solar, starry and mundane systems. By Saml. Dunn, Mathematician. London: printed for Rt. Sayer, Map, Chart and Printseller, 53 Fleet Street, 1787.

List No: 0411.003

Page No: 1-2

Series No: 5

Published In: A general atlas, describing the whole universe: being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant; corrected with the greatest care, and augmented from the latest discoveries. The whole being an improvement of the maps of D'Anville and Robert. Engraved in the best manner on sixty-two copper-plates, by Thomas Kitchin, Senior, and Others. London: printed For Robert Sayer, no. 53, Fleet-Street, (1790).

Publication Author: Kitchin, Thomas

Publication Date: 1790

Publication Reference: P4300.

Publication Note: Late issue. Many of the maps are double sheet. This atlas was later expanded to become the New Universal Atlas (see David Rumsey Collection copy). Some of these maps also appeared in the American Atlas by Jefferys. There are actually 23 large maps, on 35 connected sheets, produced from 62 copper plates. Maps are hand painted with outline and full color and bound in half leather tan marbled paper covered boards with "General Atlas" stamped in gold on the spine. Inscription inside front cover in pen-and-ink: R. Sayer pub, 53 Fleet ... 8th, 1791 ...

Publication List No: 0411.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 35

Publication Height cm: 55

Publication Width cm: 41

Image No: 0411003

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