Popple, A Map of the British Empire in America with French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto... [above border] America Septentrionalis. London, 1733. 19½ x 19¼. Old outline color. A few dark brown stains lower right (mostly in margin) else VG. The key map for Henry Popple's great 20-sheet map, the most important of its time. First edition. This is the 1733 London edition of the key map engraved by W.H. Toms. In the upper corners are small views of Niagara, Mexico City, New York City and Quebec. At right are small plans of ports in the Americas. Southeast portion based primarily on Barnwell's circa 1721 manuscript. The title cartouche features native Americans; next to it is a scene of colonial merchants. There is a dedicatory cartouche to Queen Caroline and an endorsement by Sir Edmund Halley. Cumming, Southeast 216 & 217; McCorkle 733.2. Sold
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