POPPLE (HENRY) A Map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto, 1733 [but c.1735]
Lot 124
POPPLE (HENRY)
A Map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto, 1733 [but c.1735]
Sold for £ 68,750 (US$ 90,428) inc. premium

Lot Details
POPPLE (HENRY) A Map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto, 1733 [but c.1735] POPPLE (HENRY) A Map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto, 1733 [but c.1735] POPPLE (HENRY) A Map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto, 1733 [but c.1735]
POPPLE (HENRY)
A Map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto, 20 engraved sheets (15 double-page, 5 single) engraved by William Henry Toms, 22 inset views and plans, sheets numbered (1-20) in upper right margin, with letterpress index sheet, but without keymap, all on stubs, some light spotting, contemporary marbled boards, rebacked and recornered [Babinski Henry Popple's 1733 Map; Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps 216, 217; Degrees of Latitude 24], folio (525 x 370mm.), 1733 [but c.1735]

Footnotes

  • The first large scale map of North America to show the thirteen colonies, depicting the extent of the British, French, and Spanish colonial possessions. The map was produced by Popple under the auspices of the Lord Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to help settle boundary disputes arising from the claims of the rival colonial powers.

    This copy is in Babinski's state 6: the imprint on sheet 20 reads "London Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms 1733" (i.e. without R. W. Searle's name), sheet one includes the engraved figure "l" in the upper left corner just above the intersection of the two neat lines and engraved sheet numbers have been added to the upper right corners of each sheet.

    Provenance: Anonymous early armorial bookplate, Barnston with Owen in pretence for Trafford Barnston (1708-1771) who married in 1735 Laetitia Owen of Condover; by family tradition by descent to the present owner, from her great-great-grandfather Samuel Lord, of New York's Lord and Taylor department store fame.
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