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R. Blome on His Majesty's Territories in America, 1687 1st Edition with 7 Folding Morden Maps Inc. Carolina, Virginia, New York & Bermuda

BLOME, Richard. 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, Maryland, New-York, With New Maps of every Place… London: H. Clark for Dorman Newman, 1687. Small octavo, early 20th-century full tan polished calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, red morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. (6), 262, (41). Housed in custom cloth chemise and full morocco pull-off case. 

First edition, with seven folding maps by Morden depicting the New World, a folding chart on setting sun-dials and an engraved portrait of James II. Handsomely bound by Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd in full calf-gilt.
This 17th-century account of the American colonies and West Indies details the climates, commodities, flora and fauna, produce and trade, inhabitants and culture of the regions, including detailed accounts of relations with Native Americans, both friendly and hostile. Fine folding maps show Bermuda, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, New England and New York, Jamaica (with inset of the Gulf of Mexico showing the Florida coast), Barbados, and Northwest America. With six pages of advertisements at end—not mentioned by Sabin. Howes B546. Sabin 5972. Stevens 1373. Cox II:81. Bookplate.

Interior clean. Large folding map of Jamaica with long closed split along one fold. Front hinge tender, cords holding. A handsome, desirable copy of this scarce work.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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