Brookes The General Gazetteer or Compendious Geographical Dictionary 1791 with Six Maps

$400.00

The General Gazetteer: or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary. The Seventh Edition Improved, with Additions and Corrections. London: Printed for J.F.C. Rivington, F. Power and Co., and J. Johnson in St Paul’s Churchyard, MDCCXCI [1791]. Price Seven Shillings. 22 cm. Six fold-out maps including frontispiece. This copy signed by New Jersey photographer-historian Elizabeth G.C. Menzies in 1966.

Description

Gazeteer title-page
Detail of title-page showing seventh edition and date of publication 1791.

Brookes, R., M.D. The General Gazetteer: or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary. The Seventh Edition Improved, with Additions and Corrections. London: Printed for J.F.C. Rivington, F. Power and Co., and J. Johnson in St Paul’s Churchyard, MDCCXCI [1791]. Price Seven Shillings. 22 cm. Six fold-out maps including frontispiece.  Concluding essay: “The Dimensions and True Figure of the Earth Determined.” This copy signed by New Jersey photographer-historian Elizabeth G.C. Menzies in 1966. Occasional spotting. Rebacked, otherwise a good serviceable copy.

Map of Europe
Map of South America
Map of North America
Front cover, original board
Spine, showing twentieth century brown leather with gilt lettering and six compartments marked out.