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A little gem of an 18th-century English atlas, being the 1761 edition of Dury's New General and Universal Atlas.
Rumsey (3004) says that the map of Canada is double-page in the 1763 edition but not in the 1761. The 1763 having been changed to reflect the conclusion of the French and Indian War and the Treaty of that year. Perhaps this is an intermediate edition between the 1761 examined by Rumsey and the 1763 that is his number 3004.
Includes an engraved dedication to William Petty Earl and Baron of Shelburn.
"Sea of Corea" is labeled on the general map of Asia.
18th-century engraved bookplate of Lady Cunynghame;
In 1772, the Scottish poet Thomas Blacklock published a “A Poem occasioned by the Death of Lady Cunynghame of Livingstone.”, described by contemporary sources as "the beautiful woman mourned in this carefully composed elegy was well-known in her day as one of 'The Three Graces.' "
19th-century bookplate of J.W.H. Brydges
List of maps:
1, 2. The World 3. Europe 4. Asia 5. East Indies 6. Africa 7. Map of Senegal, with part of the coast of Africa 8. North America 9. South America 10, 11. Canada 12. Map of the West India Islands 13. Great Britain & Ireland 14, 15, 16, 17. England 18. Scotland (mis-numbered as 19) 19. Ireland 20. Spain and Portugal 21. Portugal 22. France in general 23, 24, 25, 26. France 27. Flanders and the Low Countries 28. Switzerland divided into Cantonments 29. Italy 30. Empire of Germany 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36. The Empire of Germany 37. Kingdom of Hungary 38. Poland 39. Kingdom of Prussia 40. The United Provinces 41. Denmark 42. Sweden & Norway 43. Russia in Europe 44. Russia in Asia 45. Turkey in Europe
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