I have here for sale a wonderful RARE atlas by WILLIAM FADEN. The Atlas includes a map of the British Colonies in North America dated 1776, A Chart of the World upon Mercator's Projection, and a further SEVEN hand-coloured William Faden maps. There is only one copy of this atlas showing on COPAC and that is held by the British Library so not coming up for sale any time soon. Unfortunately a previous owner has been a bit naughty and'enhanced' the atlas by sticking different maps to the rear of each Faden map. 1 A chart of the World upon Mercator's Projection describing the tracks of Capt Cook in the years 1768, 69, 70, 71, and in 1772, 73, 74, 75; with the New Discoveries.Published in London June 20 1775. Alaschka has become a large island inbetween Stachtan Nitada and Asia. Published in London November 7 1773.
(includes British Colonies in America). 6 Europe engraved by William Faden. 7 Asia engraved by William Faden. 8 Africa engraved by William Faden.
(includes Mounts of the Moon). 9 America engraved by William Faden.
Published April 27th 1776 (the term British Colonies is not used on this one - presumably because William Faden was a supporter of the rights of the American citizens and probably believed that they would triumph eventually - includes Fou-Sang of the Chinese on the Western Coast at about Fuca's Entrance). In total we have here: Title page of Geographical Exercises calculated to facilitate the study of geography, and by an expeditious method, to imprint a knowledge of the science on the minds of youth, with a concise Introduction, explaining the principles of Geography by WILLIAM FADEN. Printed for the Proprietors (successor to the late Mr Jefferys, Geographer to the King) at the Corner of St Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, London, 1777. Preface with part of old map stuck on it.
Two pages covered up, pages 2 and 3 are readable but with bits of old map in corners and at edges; pages 4 and 5 are covered up; page 6 is visible with some remnants of old map. If you are interested the extra maps which have been stuck to the rear of the Faden maps and the endpapers include: Leeds by Dower; Birmingham by Dower; Staffordshire by Dower; Cheshire by Weller; Cornwall by Weller; Kent by Davies; Lincolnshire by Dower; Berkshire by Davies; Oxfordshire by Davies; Essex by Davies; Northumberland by Dower; Dorsetshire by Weller; Somersetshire by Weller; Surrey by Davies; Sussex by Davies; Shropshire by Weller; Orkney and Shetland by Weller; and Isle of Man by Weller. Each map measures 47 cm by 37 cm. Bound in hardboards, which are rubbed and worn.We wrap and post the parcels on Monday and Tuesday - therefore if you pay before midday on Tuesday we will get it in the postal sacks on Tuesday night, and if it is after that time then it will go into the postal service on the following Monday. The item "1777 ATLAS of 12 MAPS by WILLIAM FADEN USA AMERICA WORLD ASIA AFRICA HEMISPHERE" is in sale since Tuesday, January 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps".
The seller is "antiquarianbooks-uk" and is located in Whitegate, Cheshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.