London: Laurie & Whittle, 1797. unbound. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each page measures 20 7/8" x 49.25" very good.
This detailed engraving of eighteenth-century Europe provides both geographical and historical information. The plate is date 1795. Statistical tables on the left and right of the map list information about major European countries. 72 period naval flags run along the bottom of southern sheet, including a very early depiction of the American flag, with stripes and thirteen stars, at the far right. A scale on the lower sheet also lists the different systems of measure in use a the time, including British, German, Turkish, and geographical miles, Marine and Common French Leagues, and Russian Verst. The map is in good condition with minor aging and chipping along edges.