The New American Practical Navigator, First Edition, by Nathaniel Bowditch, 1802. Printed by Edmund M. Blunt, Newburyport, MA, for John West, Boston, MA. Octavo, 589 pages with copper plate illustrations including "Chart of the Atlantic Ocean" frontispiece folding map, errata pages and Catalogue of Blunt's publications, hardbound with brown leather covers and gilt lettering to spine. 9 1/4" H x 5 5/8" W x 2 1/8" D. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Lewis M. Coleman Jr. II (1894-1914), son of Lewis M. Coleman Jr., son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman (1827-1863) and Mary Ambler Marshall, daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835; U.S. Chief Justice (1801-1835)and Secretary of State (1800-1801)). Lewis M. Coleman Jr. also was related to the family of General Henry Dearborn by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, who was the great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Covers in worn condition with areas of loss, largest 6 3/4" x 1", to leather to covers and spine, corners bumped. Back cover separated from spine, front cover almost separated from spine. Folding map backed with old pieces of paper. Foxing spots, areas of dampstaining to pages. Ink inscription from previous owner, top right of title page.
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