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Geographical, Historical, Political, Philosophical and Mechanical Essays: The First, Containing an Analysis of a General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America; And of the Country of the Confederate Indians: A Description of the Face of the Country; The Boundaries of the Confederates; And the Maritime and Inland Navigations of the Several Rivers and Lakes Contained Therein

By Lewis Evans
Book; Online
Philadelphia: : Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall. MDCCLV. And sold by J. and R. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, London, [1755]
The second edition
iv, 32 pages : folded map ; 29 cm (fol.)
  • Marginal notes.
  • Certain copies of both the 1st and 2d editions, which were published in Philadelphia in 1755, have an additional line in the imprint "and sold by J. and R. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, London." (1st edition with the additional, Dodsley imprint: Miller, C.W. Franklin 605a and ESTC W14360; 2nd edition without the Dodsley imprint, Miller, C.W. Franklin 606; ESTC W14361). Sabin and Church do not give separate entries for the editions with the Dodsley imprint.
  • This second issue of the second edition (with Dodsley imprint) includes the original map, with title: A general map of the middle British colonies in America ; viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New York, Connecticut & Rhode-Island: of Aquanishuonigy the country of the confederate Indians; comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper, their places of residence, Ohio and Tiiuxsoxruntie their deer-hunting countries, Couxsaxrage and Skaniadarade, their beaver-hunting countries; of the lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain, and of part of New-France: wherein is also shewn the antient and present seats of the Indian nations. By Lewis Evans. 1755. Engraved by Jas. Turner in Philadelphia. Published according to act of Parliament, by Lewis Evans, June 23, 1755, and sold by R. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, London, & by the author in Philadelphia.
  • For description of text and map cf. H.N. Stevens, Lewis Evans, his map ... 1920.
  • Printed marginalia.
  • Signatures: pi² A-D⁴.
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: A 1755 .E93b: 20th century marbled boards, with calf backstrip. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: E199 .E9 1755b: Imperfect: Map wanting. 19th century marbled boards, with half green morocco. Stamped, Lenox Library, New York, Duplicate. Bookplate of Gilpin Library of the Chicago Historical Society. Paul Mellon Bequest, May 12, 2000.
Cited in
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, no. 1003
English short title catalogue W14362
Evans, C. American bibliography, no. 7413
Miller, C.W. Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia printing, 606a
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, no. 23175
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A 1755 .E93b