1730. Item #85242
GORDON, Pat. GEOGRAPHY ANATOMIZ'D: OR, THE GEOGRAPHICAL GRAMMAR. BEING A SHORT AND EXACT ANALYSIS OF THE WHOLE BODY OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY ... London: Printed for J. and J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth, B. Sprint, J. Osborn and T. Longman, J. Brotherton, R. Ford, A. Ward and J. Clarke, 1730. 12th edition, "corrected, and somewhat enlarg'd. And a set of new maps by Mr. Senex."  + 416 pp. + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. 8vo., boards missing, leather spine chipped. raised bands worn. Lacks front flyleaf. Half title chipped, soiled; half title through preliminary matter has some dampstaining. Rear endpaper creased, chipped. Light foxing in the text and to the plates. Sixteen folding copperplate engraved maps, including the map of North America that shows California as an island. The Preface opens: "My principal Design, in publishing the following Treatise, is, To present the younger sort of our Nobility and Gentry, with a Compendious, Pleasant and Methodical Tract of Modern Geography, that most useful Science ..." In two parts: I. A General View of the Terraqueous Globe and II. A Particular View of the Terraqueous Globe. Needs binding. As is.