Auction 112, Lot 785

"[Lot of 2 Atlases]", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1833-37 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 15 inches
30.5 x 38.1 cm

Set of 41 maps bound into two original marbled-paper covered bindings. Not bound with title pages or indexes. The first volume includes 18 maps: North American Index Map; British North America; The Antilles or West-India Islands; The British Islands in the West Indies; South America Sheet II; South America Sheet III; Islands in the Atlantic; Empire of Japan; China and the Birman Empire; India XI; India XII; Eastern Islands or Malay Archipelago; North Africa or Barbary I Morocco; North Africa or Barbary II Algier; North Africa or Barbary III Tunis and part of Tripoli; North Africa or Barbary IV Tripoli; North Africa or Barbary V Parts of Tripoli and Egypt; and South Africa.

The second volume contains 23 maps: South Africa; Islands in the Atlantic; Western Australia [and] Van-Diemens Island; New South Wales; A Map of the Principal Rivers; The Antilles or West India Islands; The British Islands in the West Indies; Europe; Ancient Britain I; Ancient Britain II; Scotland I; Scotland II; Scotland III; British North America; North America Sheet I Nova-Scotia; North America Sheet IV Lake Superior; North America Sheet V The Northwest and Michigan Territories; North America Sheet VIII Ohio, with Parts of Kentucky and Virginia; North America Sheet XI Parts of North and South Carolina; North America Sheet XII Georgia with Parts of North & South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Florida; North America Sheet XIII Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama & Florida; North America XIV Florida; and South America Sheet II Gyayana and North Brazil. Map sizes vary slightly.

References:

Condition: A

Maps are generally very good, all with even ivory age toning. Label on second volume has been defaced.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/28/2005

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