MARTIN, R. MONTGOMERY. c.1801-1868.
The British Colonies; their History, Extent, Conditon, and Resources. London & New York: the London Printing and Publishing Company, n.d.
6 volumes bound in three. 4to (268 x 185 mm). Engraved additional title, 73 engraved maps, portraits or plates comprising 40 double-page maps by Tallis, hand-colored in outline and engraved by J. Rapin; 7 plates; 26 portraits. Period half calf tooled in gilt and blind. Vol III without title, occasional spotting to plates and maps, bindings scuffed at extremities and with discoloration and fading to cloth.
"A work of extraordinary research, reference, and completeness upon colonial matters and policy" (Hocken). Includes 40 double-page maps by Tallis. This work was published in various forms with various plate counts: the numbers of plates and maps in the present copy exceed what is called for on the plate lists. Mendelssohn III 269-70. cf. Ferguson 12306; cf. Hocken p 56; Staton & Tremaine 3009.
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