Heck, Earl L.W.
Title Augustine Herrman: beginner of the Virginia tobacco trade, merchant of New Amsterdam, and First Lord of Bohemia Manor in Maryland
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition First Edition Thus
Size 8vo 8" - 9" tall
Publisher Englewood, Ohio Earl L.W. Heck 1941
Seller ID 340932
Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. Light toning to preliminaries and/or plates. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering. Herrman was a Bohemian explorer, merchant, and cartographer who lived in Manhattan and Cecil County, Maryland. He produced a remarkably accurate map of the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay regions, in exchange for which Cecilius Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore, gave him 20,000 acres of land that became known as Bohemia Manor. Illustrated with three black-and-white plates and folding map. 123 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.
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