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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 133 - closed 9/1/2010

Featuring 741 lots of rare antique maps, charts, pocket maps, globes and atlases
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Lot #724: "The Century Atlas of the World" Matthews-Northrup

Antique atlas The Century Atlas of the World
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Estimate:
$180.00 - $220.00
Sold for: $120.00

Lot 724
By: Matthews-Northrup
Subject: Atlases
Date: 1898

Publication:

Condition: A
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Color: printed color

Size: 9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm

This atlas has 137 of 138 map plates, plus 39 historical and astronomical maps on 20 plates that make up the first section before the numbered maps. The main section of modern geographical maps follows, and has an exhaustive 402 page index. The maps are packed with detail, and beautifully printed with the railroads shown in red. All are printed on one side only and tipped in, unusual for atlases of this period. Map #2 World in Hemispheres is missing. 4to. Original leather-bound hardboards with gilt raised bands and title on spine. A huge collection of maps in this first edition atlas.

Contents and all maps except as noted are clean and bright (A+). Map 28 (Iowa) and 57 (Southern California) are loose plus 57 is torn in nearly half. Because the boards are rubbed and frayed with back cover cloth torn and lifted this lot is best thought of as a set of maps.

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