2400 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Established in 1805, Freeman’s Auction House holds tradition close, with a progressive mind-set towards marketing and promotion, along with access to a team of top experts in the auction business. And now with offices in New England, the Southeast, and on the West Coast, it has never been easier to ...Read more
Sep 23, 2021
London: Printed and Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1776. Second edition, early issue. Folio, 22 1/4 x 16 in. (565 x 406 mm). Letterpress title-page and Index to the Maps. Illustrated with 22 fine engraved maps on 29 sheets, each with contemporary outline hand-coloring, one partly hand-colored (all, but one, double-page or large folding sheets), by Henry Mouzon, Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, William Scull, Thomas Jefferys, Samuel Holland, and others; each map numbered in ink in top corner recto. Rebound in full brown diced russia, stamped in gilt, red morocco spine label; all edges trimmed; plates mounted on guards; scattered offsetting and spotting to plates and text. Howes J-81; Sabin 35953.
A fine example of the most important 18th-century atlas of America, including some of the most groundbreaking maps of North America and the English colonies, such as Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson's A Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia, the most influential map of the Chesapeake region up until the 19th-century, Braddock Mead's A Map of the Most Inhabited Parts of New England, the largest and most detailed map of the region at that time, Lieutenant John Ross's Course of the River Mississipi, the first large scale map of the Mississippi River and the first based wholly on English sources, and William Scull's A Map of Pennsylvania, the first map of the province to chart its western frontier. This atlas represents the most comprehensive and detailed collection of maps of North America in the American Revolutionary War period, "as a major cartographic reference work it was, very likely, consulted by American, English, and French civilian administrators and military officers during the Revolution" (William Ristow).
No lot may be removed from Freeman’s premises until the buyer has paid in full the purchase price therefor including Buyer’s Premium or has satisfied such terms that Freeman’s, in its sole discretion, shall require. Subject to the foregoing, all Property shall be paid for and removed by the buyer at his/ her expense within ten (10) days of sale and, if not so removed, may be sold by Freeman’s, or sent by Freeman’s to a third-party storage facility, at the sole risk and charge of the buyer(s), and Freeman’s may prohibit the buyer from participating, directly or indirectly, as a bidder or buyer in any future sale or sales. In addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s by law, Freeman’s reserves the right to impose a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price on any balance remaining ten (10) days after the day of sale. If Property is not removed by the buyer within ten (10) days, a handling charge of 2% of the total purchase price per month from the tenth day after the sale until removal by the buyer shall be payable to Freeman’s by the buyer. Freeman’s will not be responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or otherwise responsible for any goods left in Freeman’s possession after ten (10) days. If the foregoing conditions or any applicable provisions of law are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s and the Consignor (including without limitation the right to hold the buyer(s) liable for the bid price) Freeman’s, at its option, may either cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the buyer(s), or resell the property. In such event, the buyer(s) shall remain liable for any deficiency in the original purchase price and will also be responsible for all costs, including warehousing, the expense of the ultimate sale, and Freeman’s commission at its regular rates together with all related and incidental charges, including legal fees. Payment is a precondition to removal. Payment shall be by cash, certified check or similar bank draft, or any other method approved by Freeman’s. Checks will not be deemed to constitute payment until cleared. Any exceptions must be made upon Freeman’s written approval of credit prior to sale. In addition, a defaulting buyer will be deemed to have granted and assigned to Freeman’s, a continuing security interest of first priority in any property or money of, or owing to such buyer in Freeman’ possession, and Freeman’s may retain and apply such property or money as collateral security for the obligations due to Freeman’s. Freeman’s shall have all of the rights accorded a secured party under the Pennsylvania Uniform Commercial Code.
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