Auction 121, Lot 860

"The Rand, McNally Standard Atlas of the World", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1889 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

11 x 14 inches
27.9 x 35.6 cm

This terrific atlas is complete with 38 single-page and 35 double-page maps of the world and United States. This example features a title page in a vibrant green and black ink. There are several beautiful, full-page wood engraved views and vignettes interspersed throughout the text. An abundance of information can be found in the charts and diagrams, and the 6 pages of presidential portraits add to this atlas' already charming character. The maps are printed back-to-back, and double-page maps are on two separate sheets. Complete. Small Folio. Hardbound in original brown cloth with embossed gilt title on front cover.


Condition: B+

Contents generally very good with occasional foxing and just a hint of toning along the edges. A couple pages in the back are loosening. Covers are slightly scuffed, corners are a bit bumped and spine has a small amount of loss at the extremities, but the binding is still sound.

Estimate: $180 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/26/2007