Auction 112, Lot 787

"A General Atlas of the World, with a Separate Map of each of the United States of America", Goodrich, Samuel Griswold

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1841 (published)


Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 17 inches
35.1 x 43.2 cm

A seldom seen folio atlas that was published by C.D. Strong. Complete with all 51 engraved and hand colored maps, plans and pictorial title page with cherubs in rococo-style surround. Includes a fine Independent Republic of Texas map. Hardbound in cloth with quarter leather spine and corners, frontispiece (Boston), title page, List of Maps, maps. Small puncture to blank page between the "Iowa and Wisconsin" and "Texas" maps. Most maps are copyrighted late 1830's by either Bradford or Thomas Gordan and engraved by G.W. Boynton. A lovely and increasingly difficult to obtain atlas.


Condition: A

Maps have slightly oxidized color with very occasional light foxing, still generally very good. Map of US with offsetting in west and full split, only good. Contents and signatures tight. Covers rubbed and worn with some staining to cloth.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Sold for: $5,250

Closed on 9/28/2005