Wear to spine, and original leather, neat as heck. John Payne was a little known American cartographer and map publisher working in New York and Philadelphia in the last years of the 19th century. He is a somewhat mysterious figure of which little is known, but his work is important as one of the first examples of American commercial cartography. His most important work is the 1798-9 issue of Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography. The scale behind the item is in inches.I pack in cardboard for your items protection. I PACK BETWEEN CARDBOARD FOR PROTECTION. AS SHOWN, USE EBAYS ZOOM IN FEATURE TO GET A GREAT LOOK AT THE ITEM UP CLOSE. LOCATION-- box (in 2nd Barrister book case shelf 1). The item "1799-A new & complete UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY john Payne VOL 2 AFRICA" is in sale since Tuesday, December 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "showmeyourpapers" and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.