The British Empire in America, containing the History of the Discovery, Settlement, Progress and Present State of all the British Colonies, on the Continent and Island of America in Two Volumes. Being an account of the country, soil, climate, product and trade of them, viz. ... with curious maps of the several places, done from the newest surveys. By Herman Moll, geographer. John Oldmixon, Herman Moll.
The British Empire in America, containing the History of the Discovery, Settlement, Progress and Present State of all the British Colonies, on the Continent and Island of America in Two Volumes. Being an account of the country, soil, climate, product and trade of them, viz. ... with curious maps of the several places, done from the newest surveys. By Herman Moll, geographer.

The British Empire in America, containing the History of the Discovery, Settlement, Progress and Present State of all the British Colonies, on the Continent and Island of America in Two Volumes. Being an account of the country, soil, climate, product and trade of them, viz. ... with curious maps of the several places, done from the newest surveys. By Herman Moll, geographer.

London: Printed for John Nicholson at the King’s Arms in Little Britain, Benjamin Tooke at the Middle-Temple-Gate, Fleetstreet, and Richard Parker and Ralph Smith under the piazza of the Royal Exchange, 1708. xxxviii, [2], 412 pp.; 384, [32] pp. Illus. with 8 engraved folding maps by Herman Moll. Sm. 8vo. Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked in morocco, five raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt. First edition. A very good set, boards rubbed with one small split; small stickers on each front cover and front paste down, browning to corners; Vol. I has damp marking to upper part of title and first few leaves of introduction; Vol. II has worming to corners of free front endpapers and first blank, faint damp marking along top edge, tear to one map through blank area, a few minor nicks to edges of two other maps. Sabin 57156. European Americana 708/95. Howes O61 (aa). LCP. Afro-Americana 7288. Lande 690. TPL 38. Kress 2597. Goldsmiths'-Kress 04492.1. JCB III:117. Cundall: West Indies 2000. Hanson 940. Handler 19. ESTC T135550. Item #38740

"The dedication is signed by J. Oldmixon; but the work is often attributed to Herman Moll, who prepared the maps," Sabin. Oldmixon was an historian and here gives a separate account of the history and economy of each British colony including Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New-England, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina and Hudson's-Bay, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincents, Dominico, Antego, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Christophers, Barbuda, Anguilla, Jamaica, the Bahama and Bermudas Islands. Oldmixon received considerable help from residents of the colonies: in this first edition there is much relating to Pennsylvania, apparently derived from personal communication with William Penn, which was deleted from the later editions. Provenance: Stickers from Dr. Winslow Lewis (1799-1875) of Boston, a representative to the General Court and an Overseer of Harvard.

Price: $4,250.00

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