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Auction 109, Lot 781

"The World in Miniature: with Descriptions of every Nation and Country, Together with a Treatise on Physical Geography. The Western Hemisphere.", Colby, Charles G.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1857 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

7 x 8 inches
17.8 x 20.3 cm

This is the complete American volume of the atlas, also known as the Diamond Atlas. Title page, preface, contents, text and scores of hand colored maps concentrating on the United States. There are individual state maps, hemispheres, several thematic world maps, North America, Canadian provinces and regional maps of the West Indies, Central and South America. This New Orleans edition of the Diamond Atlas is very scarce. Hardbound with gilt-stamped full leather cover, 8vo, 240 pages, gilt on all fore edges.


Condition: A

Front hinge is cracked, edges of cover are rough, spine is worn, contents very good to fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/1/2004