London, Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller Extraordinary to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, 1809.
Folio (404 × 330 mm), engraved title leaf, letterpress contents leaf, and 43 hand-coloured copper-engraved maps numbered as 45 (the map of Germany comprises two double-page sheets numbered 19-20 and 21-22). All leaves are printed one side only; all maps are dated 1808.
Modern half calf and cloth, with a gilt-lettered contrasting leather title-label on the spine; short scratch to the leather on the rear cover; title page a little tanned and discoloured around the margins (by the leather corners of an earlier binding); scattered light foxing; insignificant short tears to some margins now sealed; trifling signs of use and age; overall in excellent condition.
An attractive Georgian atlas 'on a Scale sufficiently large for the Purposes of general Reading, and yet not too inconvenient for the Study, or the Table' (advertisement at the foot of the contents page). The three maps showing Australia ('Eastern Hemisphere', 'The World on Mercator's Projection', and 'Asia') all show the southern coast of the continent as uncharted. The expeditions of Flinders and Baudin had both charted this coast in 1802, but their maps were not published until 1814 and 1811 respectively.