Bell, A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific, or A Physical, Political an

Bell, James.

A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific, or A Physical, Political and Statistical Account of the World and Its Various Divisions. Illustrated by a Complete Series of Maps and other Engravings. [With 44 Fold-out Maps [often with inset-engravings], 13 Decorative Views of Cities and Landscape in steel-engravings and one (1) “Large Fold-Out-Plan about the Political Scale of the Globe”].

6 Volumes (complete set). Edinburgh / Glasgow / London, A.Fullarton & Co., 1844. Octavo. Volume I: CXXXII, 508 pages with several maps and plans / Volume II: VI, 608 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume III: VI, 558 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume IV: VI, 647 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume V: V, 627 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume VI: V, 549 pages with many maps and illustrations // Hardcover / Original, very decorative half-leather bindings with ornament and with gilt lettering on spine. Amazingly beautiful marbled endpapers with armorial Bookplate / Exlibris of Michael Lawlor with the Motto “Percute”. One page with a tear. All maps in excellent condition without any tears. One map only very slightly looesened at one end (holding fine). Very firm and excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. With some minor signs of foxing to illustrations and maps, as usual with this set. An abundance of maps and illustrations makes this early 19th century Geography a very interesting collectable. Ask for full list of Maps and Illustrations. See detailed list of maps below and on our website. An unusually excellent set.

The work includes the following maps and illustrations:

Volume I (One) includes the following maps, charts, plans and illustrations (steel-engravings):

1. Chart of the World on Mercator’s Projection with the Dip & Variation
of the Compass, The Trade Winds & Monsoon’s (Large Folded Map 45 cm x 27 cm)
2. The World: “Western Hemisphere” & “Eastern Hemisphere” (37 cm x 22 cm)
3. “A Comparative View of the Heights of the Principal Mountains of the World” (27.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
4. “Political Scale of the Globe” (60 cm x 51 cm)
5. Map of “Europe” (25.5 x 21.7 cm) with inset Map of “Orkney & Shetland Islands″
6. Map of “Russia in Europe – North Part” (26 cm x 21.7 cm)
7. Map of “Russia in Europe – South Part” with inset illustration “Beautiful Palace of Moscow” (26 cm x 21.7 cm)
8. Map of “Denmark” with inset illustration “View of Copenhagen” (21.7 cm x 26.7 cm)
9. Map of “Sweden and Norway” with inset illustration “Great Mine at Falun” (21.7 cm x 27 cm)
10. Map of “Germany – North Part” (25.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
12. Map of “Germany – South Part” with inset illustration “Fall of Rhine at Schaffhausen” (25.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
13. Map of the “Austrian Empire” (26.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
15. Map of “Prussia” (26 cm x 21.7 cm)

Volume II (Two) includes the following maps, charts, plans and illustrations (steel-engravings):

1. Map of “Switzerland” (26 cm x 21.7 cm)
2. Map of the “Kindom of the Netherlands” with inset illustration of the “Hotel de Ville in Brussels” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
3. Map of “France” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
4. Map of “Spain and Portugal” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
5. Map of “Italy” with inset illustration of a “View of Mount Vesuvius over the Plain & City of Pompeii” (26 cm (21.7 cm)
6. Full-page steel-engraving of “Rome from the Tiber” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
7. Map of “Turkey in Europe” with inset-illustration of the Hagia Sophia “St.Sophia – Constantinople” (26.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
8. Full-page steel-engraving of “Constantinople” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
9. Full-page steel-engraving of “Athens” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)


Volume III (Three) includes the following maps, charts, plans and illustrations (steel-engravings):

1. Map of “England” [and Wales] with inset-illustration of “Stone Henge” [Stonehenge] (21.7 cm x 27 cm)
2. Full-page steel-engraving of “London – From the Tower of Saint Saviour’s” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
3. Full-page steel-engraving of “Windsor Castle – From the West” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
4. Full-page steel-engraving of “Liverpool – From Seacombe” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
5. Map of “Scotland” with inset-illustration of “Fingal’s Cave – Isle of Staffa” (21.7 cm x 27 cm)
6. Full-page steel-engraving of “Edinburgh – From St.Anthony’s Chapel” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
7. Full-page steel-engraving of “Leith” (larger than inset, smaller than usual full engravings) (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
8. Map of “Ireland” with inset-illustration of the “Giant’s Causeway” (21.7 x 27 cm)
9. Map of “Africa” with inset-illustration of “Algiers” (21.7 cm x 27 cm)
10. Map of “Egypt” (21.7 cm x 27 cm)
11. Full-page steel-engraving of a “View of the Great Square at Mexico” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
12. Map of “Southern Africa” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)

Volume IV (Four) includes the following maps, charts, plans and illustrations (steel-engravings):

1. Map of “Asia” [with Japan shown as “Nippon” and also showing the “Philippine Islands”] (26 cm x 21.7 cm)
2. Map of “Russia in Asia” [Asiatic Russia] (26.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
3. Map of “Asia Minor” [Turkey with Cyprus] and an inset-illustration of a “View of Smyrna” (26.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
4. Map of “Syria – North Part” (25 cm x 21.7 cm)
5. Map of “Syria – South Part” with an inset-map showing the Sinai Peninsula as “Arabia Petraea” (25 cm x 21.7 cm)
6. Full-page steel-engraving of “Jerusalem – From the Mount of Olives” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
7. Map of “Persia” [with Iran as “Khorasan” and Irak as “Irak Adjemi” also showing “Afghanistan” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
8. Map of “Hindoostan” [India] (26.5 cm x 21.7 cm)

Volume V (Five) includes the following maps, charts, plans and illustrations (steel-engravings):

1. Map of “China” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
2. Full-page steel-engraving of a “View of the Great Wall of China” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
3. Map of the “East India Islands” with Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the “Philippine Islands” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
4. Map of “North America” with inset-illustration of the “Falls of Niagara” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
5. Map of “British North America” [Canada] and still showing Alaska as “Russian Territory”
with inset – illustration of “Quebec – From the Chaudier (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
6. Map of the “United States” [of America] with an inset-map showing the “Continuation of the Western Territory” (27 cm x 21.7 cm)
7. Map of “Mexico & Guatemala” [with “Baja California” still as “Old California”] (27 cm x 21.7 cm)

Volume VI (Six) includes the following maps, charts, plans and illustrations (steel-engravings):

1. Map of “South America” including an inset-illustration showing the “Chimborazo from the Plain of Tapia” (26 cm x 21.7 cm)
2. Map of “Colombia” (26 cm x 21.7 cm)
3. Map of “Brazil & Paraguay” (26 cm x 21.7 cm)
4. Map of the “West Indies” with the Caribbean Sea, Bahama Islands, Windward Islands, Cuba,
the Southern tip of Florida, “Hayti or Domingo”, Jamaica, Leeward Islands and the North of Colombia (26.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
5. Map of the “Pacific Ocean” (unusual) showing the detailed amounts of Islands in the Pacific, Australia, North Pacific
with Sea of Kamtschatka and Alaska still called “Russian America”, also showing North and South America (26 cm x 21.7 cm)
6. Map of “Australia – in 1839” (25.5 cm x 21.7 cm)
7. Full-page steel-engraving shwoing “Hobart Bay – Van Diemen’s Land” (21.7 cm x 13 cm)
8. Map of “The Countries of the Ancient World – Exhibiting the Probable Settlement of the Descendants of Noah″
with an inset Map showing “The Distance between Asia & America is 80 Miles & during a great part of the year it may be crossed on the ice” (Distance-Legend shows “Jewish Miles” and “English Miles”) (25 cm x 21.7 cm)
9. Map of “The World as known to the Ancients” (26 cm x 21.7 cm)

EUR 2.800,-- 

James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps and 13 engravings)
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
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James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
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James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
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James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps
James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps