THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF JOHN OVERTON'S WONDERFULLY DETAILED, EARLY, AND LARGE 17TH-CENTURY FOLDING MAP OF AMERICA, DEPICTING CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, AS WELL AS HIS SPLENDID MAPS OF AFRICA, ASIA AND EUROPE
ROBERTS, Lewes. The Merchants Map of Commerce. London, 1671.
Second, expanded edition of Roberts’ major work, “one of the earliest systematic treatises on its subject in English” (DNB)—this is the first edition to include John Overton's four splendidly detailed and large engraved folding maps of America, Africa, Asia and Europe, and in this edition "the description of 'America and the Provinces thereof,' pp. 47-64, contains much fuller accounts of New England, New Netherland, and other places, than that in the first edition" (Sabin). Handsomely bound in period-style paneled calf. $8500.