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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
843 Philippi Cluverii Introductionis in Universam Geographiam'Accessit P. Bertii Brevia'Ex. Officina Elzeviriana. A. 1672 Atlases
Philipp Cluver
1672
A
  $1,000.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 3.3 x 5.5 inches)

Fine example of the standard geographical text-book of the seventeenth century, by the father of modern historical geography. This complete example has forty maps, more than most editions. The Introductionis was published numerous times between 1624 and 1729 with each successive edition becoming more elaborate and the later editions including finely engraved maps. About half the maps are classi...
844 Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes les Parties du Monde &c. Atlases
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
1739
A
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Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14 x 22 inches)

This is a complete folio atlas in remarkably well-preserved condition. Two title pages, the second bears the Dutch title: "Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudende de Vier Gedeeltens der Waerelf, Waar in duydelyk aangeweesen worden de Monarchien, Keysserryken, Konignryken, Staten Republyken, &c." Following the second title page is the list of maps ("Lyst der Kaarten") handwritten in manuscript brown ink, certai...
845 Atlas Geographicus portatilis XXIX mappis orbis habitabilis regna exhibens' Atlases
Lotter/Lobeck
1755
B+
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Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 6 x 4.5 inches)

Fine pocket atlas with decorative maps in full original color. It opens with an allegorical frontispiece, followed by a title page in an architectural cartouche, both drawn by Gottfried Eichler, junior. The maps include the celestial and terrestrial hemispheres, the continents, and detailed maps of western and eastern Europe. Most maps are embellished with a fine title cartouche. The maps are ...
846 School Atlas to Cummings' Ancient & Modern Geography Atlases
Cummings & Hilliard
1818
B
  $180.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 6.3 x 9.3 inches)

This Sixth Edition is complete with eight double-page maps of the world and continents. This early geography contains a nice map of North America that shows the United States confined east to the Mississippi River, Louisiana taking in the central plains region and New Mexico incorporating Tecas. Several western rivers hint at possible passages from the Missouri River to the Pacific. Numer...
847 The Universal School Atlas' Atlases
Samuel Griswold Goodrich
1832
B
  $130.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 5.3 x 7 inches)

Title on cover continues, "Containing Thirty-Four Maps, Arranged on the Inductive Plan." This atlas is scarce, we find only a few examples in institutions including one in the Baskes collection. Contains 32 hand colored miniature maps covering the states and territories, and the rest of the world. Maps engraved by G. Boynton. Two b&w pictures are listed, Western and Eastern Hemisphere, as seen...
848 Smith's Atlas, Designed to Accompany the Geography Atlases
Roswell C. Smith
1839
B
  $425.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.5 x 11.5 inches)

This small school atlas contains 17 maps of the world, continents, regions in the United States, West Indies, Britain, Central Europe, and Oceanica. Texas is shown as an independent republic on the world map. However, on the maps of North America and the United States, it is shown subsequent to its annexation into the U.S. with the 'stovepipe' configuration of the panhandle. Also of inte...
849 An Atlas of Ancient Geography Atlases
Samuel Butler
1840
B+
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 6.3 x 8.8 inches)

This complete atlas includes 22 double page maps per the list of maps. The maps include the Ptolemaic world map, maps of European countries including three of Italy, the Middle East including a fine Holy Land map, Africa and city plans of ancient Roma, Athens, etc. Prefatory Note and a full index in back. Hard bound in marbled boards with leather spine and original paper label on front board. ...
850 Modern Atlas, Physical, Political and Statistical' Atlases
William Channing Woodbridge
1843
B+
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.5 x 12.3 inches)

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 ...
851 Atlas, Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens' Atlases, Celestial
Elijah H. Burritt
1850
B
  $375.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14 x 16.5 inches)

Complete celestial atlas with eight charts of the solar system and constellations. This popular star atlas was intended for the general public, rather than for professional astronomers. Only the brighter stars and nebulae, and their allegorical forms, are depicted on the charts. The paper covers include a vignette of View of the Earth, as Seen from the Moon. Charts include:

1) A ...
852 [Lot of 2] Olney's School Atlas [and] Mitchell's School Atlas Atlases
1852-53
B
  $425.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.7 x 12 inches)

1) Olney's School Atlas, published by Jesse Olney, New York, 1853. This is a complete example of Olneys' atlas with 26 maps (on 18 sheets) with several of the United States as well as maps of the world and continents. The United States map includes large western territories, and there is a great Western Territories of the United States and a nice map of Texas. Printed paper covers that d...
853 Chambers's Atlas for the People with Descriptive Introduction Atlases
William & Robert Chambers
1855
A
  $240.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10 x 12.5 inches)

This scarce and complete atlas contains 36 hand colored maps. The maps include: two world, twenty European, six Asian, Africa, five North American, South America, and Australia to include New Zealand. Bound in period cloth with quarter-calf, quarto. Title page, Preface, Contents, 60 text pages, 36 maps, Index. Several maps are miss-bound as normally seen in this issue.
854 Mitchell's School Atlas Atlases
S.A. Mitchell
1860
B+
  $180.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10 x 12 inches)

A fine example of Mitchell's famous school atlas with 32 maps (some back to back) along with tables and statistics. Very clean copy with no notations except for a previous owner's name in pencil on inside cover. The U.S. map features the stacked Arizona-New Mexico configuration, huge territories of Utah and Nebraska, and with Washington Territory in the short-lived inverted "L" configuration. ...
855 Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas' Atlases
Johnson and Ward
1863
C+
  $750.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 15 x 18 inches)

This transitional atlas contains more than 60 beautifully rendered, steel engraved maps with hand color and bright, crisp impressions. There are several thematic maps and diagrams interspersed throughout the text that display the geology, weather, tides, agriculture and animal kingdoms of the world. This 1863 edition is the last year with steel engraved plates and the version in which many of th...
856 Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Ninety-Three Quarto Maps Forming a Series of One Hundred and Forty-Seven Maps and Plans Atlases
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1882
A
  $750.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13 x 15.5 inches)

This is a very nice and complete example of this atlas which contains 147 maps and plans on 76 sheets, most surrounded by a grapevine border and dated 1882. More than 50 maps are related to the United States with individual states, regions and city plans. There are several double-page maps with a few single sheet maps printed on the verso. This example includes the Railroad Map of the United Sta...
857 Cram's Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World Atlases
George F. Cram & Company
1886
A
  $220.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12 x 14 inches)

This is a nice example of the 16th edition of Cram's world atlas, "revised to August 1886." Complete with title, table of contents, index, 231pp., 96 maps and diagrams. There are maps of all the states in the United States, Canadian provinces, and countries throughout the world, most printed on both sides of the sheets. All double-page maps are printed on one sheet and attached with a backstrap...
858 The Columbian World's Fair Atlas Atlases
George F. Cram & Company
1893
B+
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12 x 14 inches)

This uncommon atlas was published to commemorate the 1893 World's Fair and Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The scale and grandeur of the fair had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, Chicago's self image and American industrial optimism. This atlas, with maps by the Chicago map-maker George Cram was distributed compliments of The Hub, of Little Falls, Minnesota (Dealers in Shoes, Dry Go...
859 Adolf Stieler's Hand Atlas uber Alle Theile der Erde und uber das Weltgebaude 95 Karten Atlases
Justus Perthes
1894
B
  $300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11 x 15 inches)

This fine German world atlas is complete with 95 double-page maps. The maps are presented with typical German craftsmanship and great attention to detail. Many of the maps include insets. The maps are pasted onto the backstrap, as with older atlases, so the double-page sheets are continuous. Complete with title page, list of maps and a 201 page index. Hardbound in original pebble cloth cover...
860 Cram's Modern Atlas The New Unrivaled' Atlases
George F. Cram & Company
1905
B+
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12.5 x 15 inches)

This huge folio atlas is nearly three inches thick. Hardbound in green cloth with silver stamped title on cover and spine, 774 pp. The complete atlas contains a huge number of maps and plans, most double page and most printed on one side only. The double page maps are printed on a folded single sheet and tipped into the binding in the earlier style. The maps and plates cover the U.S. states, c...
861 Auto Trails and Commercial Survey of the United States Atlases
George F. Cram & Company
1918
B+
  $250.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11.5 x 15 inches)

This rare early auto road atlas was published during the time period that the National Highway System was being developed. It includes a complete series of state maps, individual auto-trails map for each state, a double page Transcontinental Highway United States map, map of the National Parks, Federal Reserve Banking Districts map and an index locating cities, towns, and villages. Also included...
862 [Lot of 3] First Lessons in Geography [and] Colton and Fitch's Modern School Geography' [and] The New Primary Geography; Illustrated by Twenty Colored Maps' Geography Books
1857-79
B+
  $85.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

This is a great set of school geographies. The lot includes:

1) James Monteith, New York, 1857, (5 x 7"). Twelve simple hand-colored maps, featuring an interesting western U.S. with large territories. Small 8to, leather spine. This is a scarce, early edition from the series. Not in Baskes or Rumsey, but Rumsey shows an 1863 edition and the earliest in the Baskes is 1861. Covers r...
863 The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle Reference Books
Adrian Wilson
1978
A+
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10 x 13.8 inches)

Detailed examination of the making of this important early illustrated book taken from surviving page layouts, original contracts for the illustrations, contracts for printing, etc. It includes a history of the printer, Anton Koberger, and a list of known copies of the first Latin and German editions. The text of this study of the Chronicle's production combines scholarship with wit, providing a...
864 [Lot of 2] The Mapping of America [and] Atlas of Columbus and the Great Discoveries Cartographic Reference
1980-2001
A+
  $80.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

1) The Mapping of America, Seymour I. Schwartz and Ralph E. Ehrenberg, Wellfleet Press, 2001. This essential reference presents a detailed, analytic history of the mapping of North America, emphasizing the area that comprises the United States. Two major periods are covered; the first extends from 1500 to 1800, and the second from 1800 to the present. 363 pp., index, 223 maps, 84 repro...
865 [Lot of 2] The Cartography of North America 1500-1800 [and] Atlas of Columbus and the Great Discoveries Cartographic Reference
1980-87
  $60.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

1) The Cartography of North America, by Pierluigi Portinaro and Franco Knirsch, Greenwich, Ct, 1987, is a nicely illustrated cartographic reference with biographical sketches of major cartographers. It presents reproductions of authentic maps from the first three centuries of the mapping of North America reflecting an unfolding story of daring exploration, tenacious settlement, and fierc...
866 [Lot of 5 - Reference Books] Cartographic Reference
1983-2004
  $90.00
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Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

1) The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation, R.A. Skelton, Thomas Marston and George Painter. New edition. (9.5 x 11.8") Dust cover. Unopened in shrink wrap. (A+)
2) Town and City Maps of the British Isles 1800-1855, Ashley Bayton-Williams, London, 1992. (10.5 x 14.5") Dust cover. (A+)
3) Historic Maps of the Napoleonic Wars, Simon Forty and Michael Swift, Lon...
867 [Lot of 5 - Reference Books] Cartographic Reference
1987-2001
A+
  $70.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

1) Representing the Republic Mapping the United States, 1600-1900, John Rennie Short, London, 2001. (6.5 x 9.8") Dust cover with protective sleeve. (A+)
2) The French and Indian War 1754-1763 The Imperial Struggle for North America, Seymour I. Schwartz, New York, 1994. (10.3 x 7.3") Dust Cover. (A+)
3) American Maps 1795-1895 A Guide to Values, K.A. Sheets,...

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