1798 – A. Aitchison – The Modern Gazetteer Vol. I
Title: “THE MODERN GAZETTEER; being A Compendious Geographical Dictionary….”
This is volume 1 (out of 2) of The Modern Gazetteer, by Alexander Aitchison. This geographical dictionary lists thousands of place names alphabetically with explanations of each, including towns, rivers, provinces, etc. The volume also features 10 folding maps. The maps include a double-hemisphere world map (frontispiece), Africa, South America, North America, Asia, Cisalpine Republic and Maritime Austria, England & Wales, Europe, France and Germany. Printed for R. Morison & Son, Booksellers, Perth. 8vo, 812 pp. Text in English.
Cartographer: Alexander Aitchison
Atlas size: 22 cm x 15 cm x 6 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Completely new cover. Paper is clean and crisp. Maps are hand colored, some reinforced with japanese paper. Complete.
Due to the age of this atlas some imperfections to be expected!
This is a ORIGINAL antique atlas published in 1798 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!