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Popple, Henry, -1743
A map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto / by Henry Popple.
[London] : Sold by S. Harding on the pavement in St. Martins Lane, and by W.H. Toms, engraver, in Union Court near Hatton Garden, Holborn, [1739]
Physical Description:
1 map on 20 sheets ; sheets 53 x 72 cm or smaller, bound 53 x 41 cm. + 1 key map (48 x 47 cm.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 102
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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View a digital version in the Beinecke Library's Digital Images Online database (Cross 89 1720)
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale not given -- (W 107°--W 47°/N 55°--N 5°).
BAC: British Art Center copy is uncolored, except for the key map. The printed list of maps is affixed to the front pastedown. Bound (51 x 38 cm) in contemporary half leather and marbled boards. With the armorial bookplate of William Adair.
BEIN Cross 89 1720: Sheet 18: "Sr. Charles Wager's engagement ..." Sheet measures 53.4 x 72.0 cm. Cross Collection no. 313.
BEIN Double Covers 71 +1733A: Key map is first state (according to Babinski). Stamp of Wm. Inglis Morse. Armorial bookplate: Charles Yorke.
Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings.
"London. Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms, 1733."--Sheet 20.
Title and imprint taken from plate 17. The cartouche on plate 17 is signed: "C. Lempriere, inv. & del. B. Baron, sculp."
First issued in 1732.
Title in top margin of key map: America Septentrionalis.
Accompanied by a printed list (25 cm) of the 20 maps therein: "The contents of each sheet of the twenty plates of Mr. Popple's Map of America."
Plate 20 includes a printed endorsement by Edmund Halley.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 64140
Lowery, W. Lowery coll., 337, 338
Tooley, R.V. Mapping of America, p. 315
Cumming, W.P. Southeast in early maps (3rd ed.), 216
Moreland, C. Antique maps, page 295
Babinski, M. Henry Popple's 1733 map of the British Empire in America, page 11 (state 7)
Includes Key map with title: America Septentrionalis.
Includes 4 views, 18 insets, view of "Sr. Charles Wager's engagement with the fleet of Spanish men of war ...," and descriptive notes.
A composite map showing the extent of the British, French, and Spanish colonial possessions in North America. It was the first large scale map of North America (see Moreland).
Subject Terms:
Adair, William -- Bookplate.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Morse, William Inglis, 1874-1952 -- Stamp.
North America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Yorke, Charles, 1722-1770 -- Bookplate.
Engravings -- 1733.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Lemprière, C. (Clement), 1716?-1746, illustrator.
Baron, Bernard, 1696-1762, engraver.
Harding, Samuel, -1755, publisher.
Toms, W. H. (William Henry), approximately 1700-1765, engraver, publisher.

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