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Copper engraving with original outline hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 45 cms x 37.3cms ; image size: 370mm x 343mm. Inset top left of Spitsbergen East & West Greenland and Iceland . Very good condition apart from small archival strengthening at bottom of centrefold on verso.
William Guthrie was born in Brechin in Scotland. He wrote a number of histories and translated Cicero but is best known for his Guthrie’s Geography which became one of the most important and widely read geography texts before and after the American Revolution.