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Auction 118, Lot 956

"Mitchell's New Intermediate Geography. A System of Modern Geography…", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1867 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 12 inches
24.9 x 30.5 cm
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Samuel Augustus Mitchell's school atlases and geography were published from the 1830s until the 1880s and were among the more commercially successful atlases of their time. Complete with twenty-two full page hand-colored copperplate maps, including Map of the United States, and Map of the British Provinces. A very nicely illustrated example with engraved vignettes, diagrams and statistics. Hardbound, title page, Advertisement, Preface, Contents, index, 110pp.


Condition: B

Usual foxing and soiling, etc. found in school atlases. Covers rubbed and soiled, hinges worn and loosening. Maps generally good with some foxing and toning. Two maps loose with a little roughness at edge.

Estimate: $75 - $120

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/6/2007