London. The London Printing and Publishing Company. Circa 1851.
Set of six volumes bound as three, with 38 (of 39, not present: South Australia) double page engraved maps with outline handcolor. The set itself has condition issues but the maps present as clean and bright (one has light staining on the verso, scarcely visible on the front of the map). The map of the Western Hemisphere is sewn in (3 binding holes) with the following text section, in what appears to have been a fix. Uniform light toning to maps (most noticeable in the first volume), occasional spotting, but overall good to very good condition. There is waterstaining to the steel engraved portrait plates and to the title page of volume 1 but not to the rest of the volume (it appears that the volume was assembled with the plates already stained).1 inch square of paper loss to lower corner of Victoria engraving and facing page. Third volume: front board and first pages water damaged with loss to cloth and deterioration to front board, some waterstaining to portrait plates, but maps not affected. SOLD as a COLLECTION OF MAPS. Below is a listing of the maps: Volume I North America British America (1 inch tear to upper left edge just entering border, Western Hemisphere Western or Upper Canada West Canada Eastern or Lower Canada (East Canada, New Brunswick At p.116. Nova Scotia and Newfoundland *Eastern Hemisphere (this map should be in Vol. 2) between pp 128 and 129 of first volume Volume 2 Western Australia or Swan River (light soiling, small chip to lower left edge of sheet well outside neatline) Victoria or Port Phillip New South Wales Australia Not Present: South Australia (Eastern Hemisphere (see above - this has been bound into Vol 1) Volume 3 & 4 Maps Volume 3 Polynesia, or Islands in the Pacific Van Diemen's Island New Zealand The World (showing Captain Cook's Voyage around the World) Falkland Islands and Patagonia Volume 4 Africa Cape Colony Natal and Kaffraria Western Africa Islands in the Atlantic pp 206-207 West India Islands (p208) Jamaica ( 4 spots within image) South America Central America British Guayana Isthmus of Panama Volume 5 & 6 Maps Volume 5 Asia Overland Route to India Thibet Independent Tartary British India Cabool, The Punjab etc. Northern India Southern India Vol 6 Ceylon Malay Archipelago (light stain to centre of left half of the map) British Possessions in the Mediterranean. Item #55218