Auction 121, Lot 861

"The Library Atlas of Modern Geography", Appleton & Company

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1892 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 14 inches
30.5 x 35.6 cm

This uncommon atlas has 60 double-page and 43 single-page maps in full, printed color. Each of the maps is followed by several pages of descriptive text that are decorated with beautifully engraved, uncolored views of well known buildings, local scenery or famous events. A pastedown label inside the front cover describes the "Patent Thumb Index"- a new and much easier way to navigate this atlas' impressive amount of content. Also included in this terrific atlas is a brilliantly colored, double-page display of the Flags of Various Nations. Complete. Thick folio. Hardbound in original brown cloth with black leather spine and tips. Titles and decorative flourishes in gilt on front and spine.

References: Phillips (A) 969.

Condition: A

Text generally very good with only a small amount of scattered foxing at front. The U.S. map has a split along centerfold All other maps are in fine condition. Covers have some light wear. Binding is tight with lightly worn covers.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/26/2007