Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. [Volumes I-III.] xxviii, xix, 116, 72, [117]-340 pages, with 7 engraved plates; xxxii, 397, [10] pages, 5 engraved plates; xl, 370 pages, with 6 engraved plates. 3 volumes. Large 8vo, modern 1/4 brown cloth over paper boards; some foxing and toning, old ink stamps on plates but with names forcibly erased, sometimes causing thinning of the paper. Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford, 1771; and Robert Aitken, 1786 and 1793

Additional Details

This set, the first editions of the first three volumes of the transactions of the first learned society in America, includes three important America-interest maps:

[Fisher, W. Thomas]. A map of part of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. . . [Wheat & Brun Title] Engraved folding map showing proposed linkages between the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. Wheat & Brun 300; Pritchard & Taliaferro, figure 181, page 235.

[Franklin, Benjamin]. A Chart of the Gulf Stream. Engraved folding chart adjoing page: "Remarks Upon the Navigation from Newfoundland to New-York, In order to avoid the Gulph Stream." De Vorsey, page 105; Wheat & Brun 721.

[Chart of the North Atlantic showing the Gulf Stream]. Engraved folding chart. De Vorsey, page 105; Wheat & Brun 724.