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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 ($6,450 • €5,795 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 ($1,226 • €1,101 rates)


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