THE AMERICAN MILITARY POCKET ATLAS; Being an Approved Collection of Correct Maps, Both General and Particular, of the British Colonies; Especially Those which Now Are, or Probably May Be the Theatre of War: Taken Principally from the Actual Surveys and Judicious Observations of Engineers De Brahm and Romans; Cook, Jackson, and Collet; Major Holland, and Other Officers Employed in His Majesty's Fleets and Armies.

London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, [1776]. First edition. 8vo. viii, (2, "List of the Maps") pp. Six large folding maps, all with contemporary hand-colored outline, the Lake Champlain map with a little wash, as well. The maps: (1) Dunn, Samuel. North America as Divided amongst the European Powers (1774); (2) Dunn. A Compleat Map of the West Indies (1774); (3) A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America; Which Comprehends the Province of Quebec, the government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England, and New York (1776); (4) A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America; Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey (1776); (5) Romans, Bernard. A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America; Containing North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida (1776); (6) Brassier, William. A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point, and St. John (1776). Howes A-208. Sabin 1147. Streeter sale 73: "Phillips notes that this book was known as the 'Holster Atlas' since it was made for the use of British cavalry officers." Eberstadt 138, 13: "This work was undertaken on the recommendation of Governor Pownell. Although the maps are large they are folded to octavo size, thus forming 'a portable atlas calculated in its bulk and price to suit the pockets of officers of all ranks.'" Phillips "Atlases" 1206. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p. 190: "[The maps are those] that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form." Some repairs to maps at fold breaks, paper somewhat browned, neat pencil titles to verso of maps, but a very good copy. Half-calf and original marbled boards, rebacked to style and with the original corners, original morocco spine label. (#4757). Item #57772

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