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Rear hinge broken. 1/2" missing to cloth at head of spine. Quite heavy foxing to the portrait. Maps in very good condition, some light foxing. Text leaves unopened at top page edges. ; Single volume only. No date ["May 27, 1853" is mentioned in the advertisements.] 11,  pages advertisements + 5 double-page maps + 1 portrait plate + 208 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 282 x 186mm. No title leaf. Division VII only. Spine title: "The British Colonies by R. M. Martin British Possessions in Africa Div. VII." The five maps have outline hand-colouring in different colours to the borders of the regions. Engraved vignette illustrations in corners of maps. The maps are by John Tallis & Company, drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. The maps are titled: Africa; Cape Colony; Natal and Kaffraria; Western Africa; Islands in the Atlantic. The "Islands in the Atlantic" map is made up of small maps of: Azores or Western Isles; Madeira; Bermudas of Summer Islands; Canary Islands; Cape de Verde Islands. The engraved portrait is of Sir Ralph Abercromby, ob. 1801.
Title: The British Colonies [. . .] British Possessions in Africa [Division VII only]
Publisher: London, London Printing & Publishing Company: [c1853]
Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 20576