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    Sale 2344 | Lot 288
    Price Realized: $16,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2344 Lot 288

      BLOME, RICHARD. A Description of the Island of Jamaica, with the other Isles and Territories in America, to which the English are Related. 3 folding maps; later armorial plate bound in as frontispiece. Small 8vo, later green morocco by French of Garden City, NY, minor wear; maps tightly trimmed with some neatlines grazed, internally clean. London: T. Milbourn "and sold by the Book-sellers of London," 1672

      Estimate $7,000 - 10,000

      first edition. The first two extensive chapters are devoted to Jamaica and Barbados, while the final 68 pages cover the various North American colonies. Includes three important maps, most notably the first state of "A Draught of the Sea Coast and Rivers of Virginia, Maryland, and New England," which Burden describes as "the first English map to illustrate the middle and north-eastern colonies." Lake Champlain dominates the interior as "Lake of the Herekoys" (Iroquois), while "Manhattans I." is quite a bit thicker than we are accustomed to seeing. The other maps depict the Carolinas and Jamaica. Burden 419-421; Cundall, Jamaica 267; European Americana 672/27; Handler, Barbados page 8; Sabin 5966 (another issue). None known at auction since 1991.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $16,250