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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Popple, Henry
Date:
1733
Short Title:
A Map of the British Empire in America. (Sheet 12).
Publisher:
Willm. Henry Toms & R.W. Seale.
London
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
49
Obj Width cm:
29
Scale 1:
2,000,000
Note:
Far right extent of map includes five inset maps: New York and Perth Amboy Harbours, The Town and Harbour of Charles Town in South Carolina, The Bermuda or Summer Islands, Harbour of St. Augustine, and The Harbour of Providence. Soundings often included. Uncolored.
Reference:
Cumming 216; Streeter 676; Lowery 337-8; Cumming & Wallis Introductory Notes to Margary's Popple reprint.
World Area:
Atlantic
Country:
Bermuda
State/Province:
New York; South Carolina
City:
Charleston (S.C.); New York (N.Y.)
Full Title:
A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto. by Henry Popple. (Sheet 12).
List No:
2874.014
Series No:
15
Engraver or Printer:
Baron, B.; Lempriere, C.; Toms, W.H.
Publication Author:
Popple, Henry
Pub Date:
1733
Pub Title:
A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto. by Henry Popple. C. Lempriere inv. & del. B Baron Sculp. To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty This Map is most humbly Inscribed by Your Majesty's most Dutiful, most Obedient, and most Humble Servant Henry Popple. London Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms & R.W. Seale, 1733. (index map) ... W.H. Toms Sculp.
Pub Reference:
Cumming 216; Streeter 676; Lowery 337-8; Cumming & Wallis Introductory Notes to Margary's Popple reprint.
Pub Note:
1st edition, 1st state. King George II copy. Howes P481; Sabin 64140; Schwartz & Ehrenberg 151; Winsor V, p82. The first state of the large map and the index map (see Cumming & Wallis for Margary reprint and Cumming 216) in that the pages are unnumbered, no credits below the neat line on sheet 17 or the title sheet, and Toms & Seale on Sheet 20. The binding is full red morocco with gold tooling at the edges and the coat of arms of King George II in gold on the front and back covers; the spine is stamped with "Popple's Atlas" in gilt. This copy was sold to the family I acquired it from by Francis Edwards in 1929/30 - a copy of Edward's 1929 catalogue entry is tipped into the front of the book. Tooley, Mapping America p 316, says "A copy (of the Popple Map) bound in red morocco for George II sold in 1930..." Lacks the contents sheets and the half sheet #4 (provided in expert facsimile). The index map is in full color while the map sheets are uncolored. The first large scale map of America and the most accurate at the time. Covens and Mortier published a six sheet edition in 1740 (Lowery). Lowery, Howes and Phillips incorrectly list Seale as "Searle." Howes mentions a later edition by Jefferys, but I can find no record of it.
Pub List No:
2874.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
21
Pub Height cm:
53
Pub Width cm:
41
Image No:
2874014
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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