Jefferys, Thomas (cartographer) et al.
London. D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate. 1749.
Volume XIX. Bound volume in leather binding (leather spine intact but abraded with loss at head and tail, covers detached, corners bumped); 8.75 x 5.25 inches; title page and preface; 599 pp (including Supplement) plus index (listing Essays, Poetry, Names, etc. included in the 12 issues). Bookplate on verso of front cover of A. O. Sillifant. Reports and maps relating to South America; Heraldic Plates of Scotch and Irish Peers, etc. Plates and maps are present according to the Directions for placing the Plates, EXCEPT FOR: plate IV The Lion; plate IX Fireworks; plate XIII The Laocoon; Plate XIV Plan of St Petersburgh; Plate XVIII A View of the Nave of St Peter's In Rome; plate XIX The Front Prospect of Blenheim House. A chief feature of the volume is the several engraved copper-plate maps. They are listed, with sheet size, as follows: 1) A Plan of London and Westminster (8 x 10.25 inches; abraded top left and bottom left margins); 2) South America Drawn from the Best Maps, by T. Jefferys, Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales (12 x 9.5 inches; abraded top left and bottom right margins, short tear at right margin, circular spotting top left); 3) Algiers and Parts Adjacent (8.25 x 4.75, very good condition). The volume also includes a number of intriguing engravings. Chief among these is A View and Plan of Noah's Ark (12 x 9.75 with 2.5 inch closed tear at right margin). Other engravings include The North East View of the Nave of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (8.25 x 5 inches); A Perspective View of Radcliffe Library (8.25 x 5 inches); A View of Covent Garden from the Church Portico (8.25 x 5 inches); Habits of the Spaniards in Peru (8.25 x 5 inches); The Shield of Achilles as Described by Homer (8.125 x 10.25 inches); a dozen plates of the heraldic crests of Scots and Irish Peers, and numerous other fascinating engravings. Item #50819