May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 202

Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
MOUNT & PAGE. The English Pilot. The Fourth Book, Describing The West-India Navigation. Title, 66 pages of text, 26 engraved maps (all but 4 double-page or folding), and 4 engraved maps in text (map list available on request). Folio, 470x310 mm, early full calf, professionally rebacked and recornered to style, worn; internally quite nice, with only very light toning on a few maps and very few repaired tears, some of the folding maps have extraneous folds, lacking endpapers. London: W. & J. Mount, T. Page and Son, 1761

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"There are few atlases as significant as The English Pilot: The Fourth Book, for it contains the first great collection detailing the American coast that were of English production. The Pilot maintained its position of prominence for over a century of exploration and expanding settlement." -- Coolie Verner, A Cartobibliographic Study of the English Pilot: The Fourth Book.