Auction 103, Lot 620

"The Cyclopaedia; or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Science, and Literature", Rees, Abraham

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1820 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.7 x 11 inches
22.1 x 27.9 cm

This atlas contains 62 copper engraved maps, 61 being double-page. Depicts both ancient and modern geography. All of the modern maps are drawn under the direction of Mr. Arrowsmith, the most preeminent English cartographer of the period. A nice set of maps, including two world maps, British Possessions in North America, North America, United States and the West Indies. Hardbound in quarter calf with lovely marbled covers with spine embossed and titled in gold. Plate Volume IV of the Cyclopedia.


Condition: A

A handsome atlas that is complete with tight binding and beautiful spine with minimal shelf wear. All maps uncolored with crisp, bright impressions and occasional scattered light foxing.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $950

Closed on 6/11/2003