The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources [6 volumes]

By: Martin, R. Montgomery

Price: NZ$2,030.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Ex-library, but with few library markings. No library stamps to the maps or title pages. Library bar-code sticker on rear board of each volume. Edges of boards rubbed with loss of the marbled paper. Leather lifting from front board on the second volume. Maps in very good condition, light uniform foxing. World Map with 1/4" circular hole to blank margin. ; 6 volumes bound in 3 (i.e. Volumes 1 and 2 are bound together as a single volume, as are 3 and 4 to make a second volume, and 5 and 6 in the third.) With 38 double-page maps. Lacking all but 2 of the engraved illustrations (present are Queen Elizabeth in Volume One, and Corfu in Volume Six.) Volume Two of the six volumes does not have the Index leaf following the title leaf. Bound in contemporary 19th century red half morocco leather binding, with gilt decoration to spines. Marbled papered boards. Page edges sprinkled. Page dimensions: 273 x 184mm. (10 5/8" x 7 1/4"). Maps by John Tallis and Company. The maps all have hand-coloured outline colouring to the regions. Maps are as follows: Volume One - 6 maps: Western Hemisphere; British America; North America; Western or Upper Canada; Eastern or Lower Canada; Nova Scotia. Volume Two - 5 maps: Victoria, Port Phillip (Australia); South Australia; Australia; Eastern Hemisphere; Western Australia. Volume Three - 5 maps: Polynesia, or Islands in the Pacific; Van Diemen's Island, or Tasmania; New Zealand; The World; Falkland Islands and Patagonia. Volume Four: 11 maps: Africa; Cape Colony; Natal and Kaffraria; Western Africa; West India Islands; Jamaica; South America; Central America; British Guyana; Isthmus of Panama; Islands in the Atlantic. Volume Five - 8 maps: Asia; Overland Route to India; Thibet; Independent Tartary; British India; Cabool, The Punjab, Etc.; Northern India; Southern India. Volume Six - 3 maps: Ceylon; Malay Archipelagao; British Possessions in the Mediterranean. [NB: No additional postage other than our usual book rate required for this heavy (6.07kg) set.]

Title: The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources [6 volumes]

Author Name: Martin, R. Montgomery

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, The London Printing and Publishing Company: [c1851]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20811