Auction 121, Lot 870

"The Common-School Geography: An Elementary Treatise on Mathematical, Physical, and Political Geography", Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1869 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12 inches
25.4 x 30.5 cm

This terrific geography contains 22 single-page maps, and a very nice double-page Map of the United States. The maps are hand colored and many include insets. The textual pages are illustrated with numerous diagrams, tables and vignettes. In the back of this book are a map-making treatise, a pronunciation vocabulary and tables that show population, and the characteristics of the geographical features of Earth. 4to. Complete. Original hardcovers with printed titles on paper covered boards.


Condition: B+

Text and maps generally good with minor damp staining in lower margins. A couple short edge tears and dog-eared corners on several pages. Covers are soiled and scuffed with some bumping to the corners. Spine has some loss at extremities, but the binding is tight.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/26/2007