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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Alcedo, Antonio de, 1735-1812; Arrowsmith, Aaron; Thompson, George Alexander
Date:
1819
Short Title:
Cover: Atlas, Thompson's Alcedo.
Publisher:
George Smeeton
London
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
67
Obj Width cm:
55
World Area:
America
Full Title:
(Covers to) Atlas to Thompson's Alcedo; or dictionary of America & West Indies; collated with all the most recent authorities, and composed chiefly from scarce and original documents, for that work, by A. Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent. London: Printed by George Smeeton, Great Saint Martin's Lane, Charing Cross. 1819.
List No:
5699A
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Alcedo, Antonio de, 1735-1812; Arrowsmith, Aaron; Thompson, George Alexander
Pub Date:
1819
Pub Title:
Atlas to Thompson's Alcedo; or dictionary of America & West Indies; collated with all the most recent authorities, and composed chiefly from scarce and original documents, for that work, by A. Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent. London: Printed by George Smeeton, Great Saint Martin's Lane, Charing Cross. 1819.
Pub Reference:
Cf. Phillips, 1174 (1816-(1817) ed.); NMM, 292 (1816 ed.); Phillips. Maps of America, p. 112 (1816 ed.)
Pub Note:
Atlas of 5 hand col., engraved, folded maps on 19 sheets. Issued to accompany: The Geographical and historical dictionary of America and the West Indies ... an entire translation of the Spanish work ... with large additions and compilations from modern voyages and travels, and from original and authentic information. By G.A. Thompson, Esq. London: Printed for James Carpenter, Old Bond Street ... 1812-1815 (5 vols.; see our 2626). Index to sheets inside front cover. Maps dated 1802-1818. David Rumsey Collection copy: rebound, quarter leather with marbled boards. Cover title (from original?): Atlas to Thompson's America and West Indies, 1819. From Thompson's advertisement: "in order to render these volumes as perfect as possible, the position of every place has been carefully revised, and corrected according to Mr. Arrowsmith's several maps of North America, of the United States, of the West India Islands, of Mexico, and of South America, the last of which has been recently constructed form original materials, which till lately remained inaccessible at Madrid and at Lisbon; whilst, at the same time, all the places not heretofore found in his maps have been inserted from the Dictionary, as it issued sheet by sheet from the press. The above maps of Mr. Arrowsmith ... will consequently be ready to be delivered at a somewhat reduced price to the subscribers to this book, about the time of the publication of the last volume, and will form a complete ATLAS to Alcedo, who had no means of improving and illustrating his dictionary by so important a supplement." There are 175 Subscribers listed - perhaps that is the number of atlases issued.
Pub List No:
5699.000
Pub Type:
Regional Atlas
Pub Maps:
19
Pub Height cm:
67
Pub Width cm:
55
Image No:
5699A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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