London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, Map and Print-Sellers, 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #017753
[iii]-viii, [ii], followed by six numbered fold-out maps. The text consists of the Title leaf, Dedication to Pownall leaf, Advertisement leaf, and List of Maps leaf. Rebound within the past 50 years in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. New endpapers, using antique paper. The text pages are moderately and unevenly browned and toned, and are somewhat brittle, and there are a few archival mends. The maps contain original outline hand-color, and have minor foxing, with minor toning and minor offsetting, with a few very small tears at folds. The maps are titled: 1). North America as Divided amongst the European Powers; 2). A Compleat Map of the West Indies, Containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain ,and Terra Firma: With All the Islands; 3). A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America; which comprehends the Province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England, and New-York; 4). A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America; containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, with the addition of New-York...[contains an inset map of the Great Lakes titled "A Sketch of the Upper Parts of Canada"]; (5). A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America; comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the Neighborhing Indian Countries [includes inset plans of the cities of Charleston and St. Augustine; (6). A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point, and St. John...[contains an inset map titled "A Particular Plan of Lake George"]. Howes A208. Sabin 1147. Streeter sale 73: "Phillips notes that this book was known as the 'Holster Atlas' since it was made for the use of British cavalry officers." Eberstadt 138, 13: "This work was undertaken on the recommendation of Governor Pownell. Although the maps are large they are folded to octavo size, thus forming 'a portable atlas calculated in its bulk and price to suit the pockets of officers of all ranks.'" First edition.