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Gibson, J. (John), active 1750–1792

Atlas minimus, or A new set of pocket maps of the several empires, kingdoms and states of the known world : with historical extracts relative to each / drawn and engrav'd by J. Gibson from the best authorities ; revis'd, corrected and improv'd by Eman. Bowen, Geographer to His Majesty.

Additional Title(s):

New set of pocket maps of the several empires, kingdoms and states of the known world

London : Publish'd accorg. to Act of Parlt. Jany. 2d. 1758 & sold by J. Newbery at ye. Bible and Sun in St. Pauls Ch. Yard, [1758]
Physical Description:
1 atlas ([4], 52, [1] leaves) : illustrations, 52 maps ; 12 cm (32mo)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G1015 .G53 1758
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ.
Includes index on leaf [4].
Place of publication appears at end of imprint.
First issue of first edition; cf. Roscoe, cited below.
Engraved throughout: front., title-page, preface, index, 52 maps, advertisement, blank leaf.
Engraved leaf at the end advertises a companion volume, The counties of England and Wales.
English short title catalogue, T163454
Roscoe, S. John Newbery and his successors, 1740-1814, J146A(1)
Osborne Collection of early children's books, 1566-1910, I:178
BAC G1015.G53 1758: Plates are hand-colored. Bound in contemporary calf. Autograph: Ann Berney(?).
Subject Terms:
Atlases -- Early works to 1800.
Berney, Ann -- Bookplate.
Hand coloring.
World atlases.
Bowen, Emanuel, 1693 or 1694-1767, engraver.
Newbery, John, 1713-1767, bookseller, publisher.

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