Auction 119, Lot 925

"Our Western Empire",

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1881 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 10 inches
19.1 x 25.4 cm

By L.P. Brockett, this geography is loaded with statistics and facts about the western states and territories. There are 8 double page and 3 single page maps generally centered on the western and plains states. Highly detailed and finely engraved, they include Texas and Indian Territory, and County Map of Arizona and New Mexico. Also contains 16 beautiful woodcut engravings. 8vo. 1312 pp. Complete. Original Hardbound in embossed brown cloth with black decorative touches and gilt titling on cover and spine. A very nice example of a hard to find American geography.


Condition: B

Covers are shelf worn and spine is softening. Hinges are cracked inside, and first couple of pages are loose. Last three pages are starting to separate from binding.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/9/2007