Description: FIRST EDITION, 4 volumes (3 volumes text and atlas), 4to (300 x 230mm.) and folio (564 x 440mm.), half-titles, engraved map and 17 plates; atlas, 10 folding maps, 6 coastal views, together 34 engraved maps and plates, text in contemporary mottled calf, gilt crest to covers, atlas in modern half calf, spine gilt,
some light offsetting or faint discoloration, a few minor tears, atlas with upper hinge strengthened and volume 3 with both hinges strengthened, bindings of text volumes with repairs and restoration, rebacked retaining original spines
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Bagnall 5702; Ferguson 281; Forbes 298; Hill (2004) 1753; Howes V23; Lada-Mocarski, 55; Sabin 98443; Staton & Tremaine 688
Provenance: Charles Blois Miller, bookplate; J.R. Tyrrell & Co., Sydney, bookseller's label; sale in these rooms, Thursday 5 December 1987, lot 170
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