Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 235

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(TRAVEL.) Blome, Richard. The Present State of His Majesties Isles and Territories in America. 6 of 7 folding maps, folding astronomical plate. [8], 262, [36] pages plus 3 publisher's ad leaves. 8vo, later 1/4 calf, minor wear; lacks frontispiece portrait plate and large folding map of Jamaica, soiling and wear to title page, unrelated text "Lord what is man" on verso of title page and second leaf, moderate wear and soiling to contents, first 3 leaves with minor restoration, the plate and most of the maps restored, final ad leaf defective. London: H. Clark for Dorman Newton, 1687

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"Did much to attract immigration to these shores"--Howes B546 ("b"). This, despite the inclusion of the harrowing Indian captivity narrative of Quentin Stockwell (pages 221-232), which should have been enough to keep any potential emigrant safe in their home village. Includes sections on Jamaica and the other Caribbean possessions (expanded from Blome's 1678 Description of the Island of Jamaica), as well as extensive treatments of the North American colonies. The maps of New York / New England and of Canada are both complete, while the others are variously defective and restored. Ayer Supplement 19; Church 699; Cundall, Jamaica 267; European Americana 686/14; Sabin 5972; Vail 252.