A New, General and Universal Atlas DURY, Andrew (fl 1742-1778). Published by London: Laurie & Whittle, [1763]., 1763

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A New, General and Universal Atlas
DURY, Andrew (fl 1742-1778).
Published by London: Laurie & Whittle, [1763]., 1763

Oblong 8vo., (4 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches). Engraved title-page, dedication leaf, "Catalogue of Maps in this Book", and 45 numbered engraved maps on 39 leaves, including six double-page and folding, engraved by Thomas Kitchin and others, all with original hand-colour in outline. Contemporary half morocco with sheep boards (a bit worn). First published in 1761. Including a fine folding double-hemisphere world map; maps of the continents, including separate maps of North and South America; Canada, showing the Great Lakes and disputed boundaries of Arcadia, and the West Indies; several detailed maps of Europe, including six of the German Empire. Essentially depicting Europe at the height of the Seven Years War (1756-1763). With its origins in the French-Indian wars in North America two years earlier, the conflict began in Europe with the French siege of British Minorca and Prussia's invasion of Saxony, and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. However the effect of the war was global: it ended France's position as the major colonial power in America, and consequently strengthened Britain's power there and in India. Phillips 634. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib241