IL Gazzettiere Americano Contenente Un Distinto Ragguaglio Di Tutte le Parti Del Nuovo Mondo Della Loro Situazione, Clima, Terreno, Prodotti, Stato Antico E Moderno, Merci, Manifatture, E Commercio Con Una Esatta Descrizione Delle Città, Piazze, Porti, Baje, Fiumi, Laghi, Montagne, Passi, E Fortificazioni IL Tutto Destinato Ad Esporre Lo Stato Presente Delle Cose in Quella Parte Di Globo, E le Mire, E Interessi Delle Diverse Potenze, Che Hanno Degli Stabilimenti in America
Livorno, Marco Coltellini, 1763. First Edition. Hardcover. Three folio (9-1/2" x 12") volumes bound in twentieth century half green morocco leather with marbled boards and endpapers and matching morocco corners. First Italian Edition of THE AMERICAN GAZETTEER, published in London in three duodecimo volumes by J. Millar in 1762, which Sabin 26814 refers to as "A meritorious work." Illustrated with engraved title vignettes and 78 engraved plates and maps (including engraved frontispiece, 20 folding maps, 19 maps, 35 plates, 3 folding views). This work covers parts of South America, Cuba, New England, and up to Newfoundland. The natural history plates include bison, penguins, and many others. A handsome presentation. Half-title with marginal repair, one leaf (Ll1) with a small repaired hole affecting text, first folding map with repair to verso, some light staining, mostly marginal; binding close to Fine with a little spotting to the leather. Overall Near Fine Borba, page 347: "This translation of the American Gazetteer [3 vols. London, 1762], is practically a new work, having been greatly enlarged, and with eighty plates and maps engraved for this edition"; Howes, A 207.
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