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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009

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Lot #850: "Modern Atlas, Physical, Political and Statistical…" William Channing Woodbridge

Antique atlas Modern Atlas Physical Political and Statistical
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Estimate:
$300.00 - $400.00
Sold for: $275.00

Lot 850
By: William Channing Woodbridge
Subject: Atlases
Date: 1843

Publication:

Condition: B+
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Color: hand color

Size: 9.5 x 12.3 inches
24.2 x 31.3 cm

This is a great school atlas with a number of unusual maps. Complete with title page, 19 maps, and 6 pp index. The world map includes an interesting comparison chart of the world's rivers. A fascinating thematic chart titled, Moral & Political Chart of the Inhabited World, presents graphic information of the state of civilization in the world (from Savage to Enlightened), along with the types of government and religion. Another thematic chart illustrates the distribution of plants and animals with a view of the climate zones. Each of the continent maps is presented twice; an uncolored physical map and a colored political map. The Physical Map of the United States is finely engraved to illustrate topography with emphasis on the Great American Desert. The independent Republic of Texas is shown on the map of North America. The title on the cover is, Modern Atlas, to Accompany Woodbridge and Willard's System of Universal Geography. Hardbound in original paper covered boards.

Maps overall very good with only an occasional light spot and light offsetting. Text and title page with some ink and pencil marks. Covers worn with some of the leather spine missing. Binding still sound.

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