Auction 112, Lot 793

"Statistical Atlas of the United States Based on the Results of the Ninth Census 1870", Walker, Francis

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1874 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
16.5 x 22 inches
41.9 x 55.9 cm

A large and important atlas complete with over 50 maps, most double-page. Most maps are thematic in nature including the Hitchcock "Geological Map of the United States." Swartz & Ehrenberg commend this atlas saying it was a "pioneering work [and] was the first atlas of analytical maps that showed the patterns of associations and it greatly influenced the development of thematic mapping in the Untied States." Folio, 3/4 leather, text, plus map plates. An important and desirable atlas that will benefit from rebinding.

References:

Condition: A

Maps are generally very good to fine. Covers rubbed and worn, front cover detached.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/28/2005

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