Thirteen (13) Edward Wells (English, 1667-1727) maps plus title page from his rare atlas, A NEW SET OF MAPS BOTH OF ANCIENT AND PRESENT GEOGRAPHY, circa 1700-1712. All with decorative cartouches, dedicated to His Highness William Duke of Gloucester. Includes title page (undated) plus the following maps: Africa (left margin trimmed, separation at center fold line); Asia Minor (discoloration at left margin); Libya or Old Africk (right margin trimmed, with discoloration); 2 maps of Italy; "Part of Europe" (now mostly Asia, including China, Japan, and the Eastern Ocean); Asia Minor; Ancient Thrace; Netherlands and Low Countries; Latium Etruria; Greece; Gallia Cisalpina; and Iberia Europea or Ancient Spain. All approximately 18" x 21", unframed. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All with minor toning, edge chipping, and scattered foxing, varying degrees of separation at center fold lines and margin trimming. Title page has tears/repairs at center fold line and some discoloration. The following maps have discoloration at left margins: Netherlands, "Part of Europe" (including present day Asia); Asia Minor.
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