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  AMERICA 

LEA, Philip. [One of the first maps of America to show Philadelphia]
A New Mapp of America Devided According to the Best and latest Observations and Discoveries wherein are described by thear Proper Names the Seaverall Countries that Belonge to ye English which are wholly left out in all French and Dutch Maps viz New Scotland, Long Island, N.York, N.Jarsey, Mary Land, Pensilvania Carrolina... London, Philip Lea & John Overton, c.1688. Coloured. 485 x 575mm. Faint stains in sea area.
A rare separate-issue map of the Americas, engraved by James Moxon, with California as an island, an inset of the North Pole and a dedication to Henry Duke of Beaufort. The Great Lakes are open to the west, but this is hidden by a large crest of the British monarchy, intended to show Britain's increasing colonisation. California is shown as an island. Philadelphia is named, a very early reference on a map, as Penn had founded it in 1682. The first state of this map was published in 1684, and the only known example is in the Biblioteque Nationale. This second state, with Lea's address changed from 'Poultry' to 'Cheapside', is unlikely to have been published after 1688, as the dedication to Beaufort, a Jacobite who refused to swear alliegience to William & Mary, would not have been tolerated after the 'Glorious Revolution'. BURDEN: 593.
[Ref: 11870]    £5,000.00 ($6,400 • €5,725 rates)


 Eastern Seaboard 

THORNTON, John, MORDEN, Robert, and LEA, Philip. [A rare English map of Carolina]
A New Mapp of Carolina. London: George Willdey, c.1715. 545 x 455mm.
A rare map of Carolina, with an inset of the Ashley and Cooper rivers and a list of the landowners of the colony. The map was originally published as part of a wall map of the British Empire in America, issued by Thornton, Morden and Lea in 1685, known by only one known example, in the Bibliotéque Nationale in Paris. Thornton and Morden sold their interest in this sheet to Lea, who issued it with only his name c.1695. BURDEN: 617, state 3.
[Ref: 16280]    £27,500.00 ($35,200 • €31,488 rates)


THORNTON, John, MORDEN, Robert, and LEA, Philip. [The English colonies in America with the first printed chart of New York Harbour]
A New Map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland and Virginia by Philip Lea. London: George Willdey, c.1715. 445 x 545mm.
A rare map of the English colonies, showing the coast from Cape Henry north to Boston Harbour, one of the first to incorporate Augustine Herrman’s mapping of Virginia and Maryland. The inset is the first printed chart of New York Harbour, based on the manuscript drawn by Philip Wells for William Penn. The map was originally published as part of a wall map of the British Empire in America, issued by Thornton, Morden and Lea in 1685, known by only one known example, in the Bibliotéque Nationale in Paris. Thornton and Morden sold their interest in this sheet to Lea, who issued it with only his name c.1695, with a third state c.1698. This is the fourth and last state. BURDEN: 617, state 4.
[Ref: 16281]    £17,500.00 ($22,400 • €20,038 rates)


 West Indies 

LEA, Philip. [A very scarce map of The English Possessions in America]
A Generall Mapp of the Continent and Islands which are Adjacent to Jamaica. [on sheet with] The English Empire. [on sheet with] A New Mapp of the Island of Jamaica London: George Willdey, c.1715. 490 x 570mm.
Three maps of one sheet: the lower half is a detailed map of Jamaica, with an inset of Port Royal; top left is a map of the West Indies with the mainland up to Cape Fear; and top right is a map of the English colonies between the Ashley and Cooper River to Boston. Although it was originally published by Lea in 1685, Burden could find no example of the first state; the second state had Lea's new address in Cheapside; this third and final state has Willdey's imprint. BURDEN: 608.
[Ref: 16283]    £4,500.00 ($5,760 • €5,153 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 British Islands 

LEA, Philip. [Scarce map of the Islands of Britain]
A Map of the Isle of Wight Portsea Halinge, also The Islands of Jarsey & Garnsey Which are a Part of Hampshire. London: George Willdey, 1732. Original colour. 425 x 520mm. Old stamps on reverse inked out.
Rare antique map of the islands of Britain, first published by Philip Lea in his reissue of the Saxton maps. Most of the sheet is taken up by a map of Isle of Wight and Solent, with an inset of plan of Newport. The other islands are: Holy Island, Farne; the Isle of Man; the Scillies; Guernsey; and Jersey.
[Ref: 12088]    £950.00 ($1,216 • €1,088 rates)


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