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Creator:
Blome, Richard, -1705.
Title(s):

The present state of His Majesties isles and territories in America : viz. Jamaica, Barbadoes, S. Christophers, Mevis, Antego, S. Vincent, Dominica, New-Jersey, Pensilvania, Monserat, Anguilla, Bermudas, Carolina, Virginia, New-England, Tobago, New-found-land, Mary-land, New-York. With new maps of every place. Together with astronomical tables, which will serve as a constant diary or calendar, for the use of the English inhabitants in those islands; from the year 1686, to 1700. Also a table by which, at any time of the day or night here in England, you may know what hour it is in any of those parts. And how to make sun-dials fitting for all those places.

Published/Created:
London : Printed by H. Clark, for Dorman Newman, at the Kings-Arms in the Poultrey, 1687.
Physical Description:
[8], 262, [42] p., [9] leaves of plates ([8] folded) : ill. (port., 7 fold. maps, fold. diagr.) ; 19 cm. (8vo)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
E162 .B65 1687
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Letterpress t.p. within ruled border.
Five of the maps are after Robert Morden.
Pages 59, 257, 260, 261, erroneously numbered 65, 241, 244, 245.
Maps are as follows: p. 1. A new & exact mapp of ye. isle of Iamaica; p. 30. The island of Barbados; p. 146. Æstivarum insulæ; p. 150. A new map of Carolina; p. 182. A new map of Virginia. Maryland. Pensilvania. New Yarsey; p. 210. New England and New York; p. 239. The north west part of America.
The words "Jamaica, ... Monserat," and "Anguilla, ... New-York." are bracketed together on title page.
Dedication signed Richard Blome.
Divisional title page on leaf S4r: Astronomical tables, shewing the rising and setting of the sun; with the length of the days and nights in all the principal English plantations in the West-Indies. Also, tables of the new and full moons in every month, from the year 1686, to 1700, in the meridian of London, and from thence referred to the meridians of the principal plantations abovesaid. The which tables will serve as a constant diary or calendar, for the use of the English inhabitants in those ilands. Also, a table by which, at any time of the day or night here in England, you may know what hour it is in any of those islands. And how to make sun-dials fitting for all those remote parts.
With 3 final advertisement leaves.
Leaf U5v in 2 states. State 1) "Finis" at foot of page; State 2) horizontal line below text and catchword: Books.
Engraved frontispiece portrait of James II by Frederick Hendrick van Hove.
Signatures: [A]⁴ B-U⁸.
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B3215
ESTC, R7492
Burden, P. D. Mapping North America II, p. 162
BAC: British Art Center copy has leaf U5v in state 1) with "Finis" at foot of page. Gilt- and blind-tooled sprinkled calf binding; marbled edges.
Subject Terms:
Clark, Henry, active 1687-1691, printer.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Early works to 1800.
Newman, Dorman, publisher
United States -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
United States -- Description and travel.
West Indies, British -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1687.
Contributors:
Morden, Robert, approximately 1650-1703, cartographer.
Hove, Frederick Hendrick van, 1628?-1698, engraver.
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