Auction 122, Lot 882

"Cram's Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World", Cram, George F. & Company

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1884 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 14 inches
30.5 x 35.6 cm

A handsome example of this atlas that features 70 tipped-in, wax engraved maps with fancy borders, 16 of which are double-page. All states and territories are represented with 47 maps of U.S. interest. Other charts include Flags of the World, five thematic charts, types of the Races of Men, several pages of portraits, and a charming improvements of the century page with numerous engravings showing the plow, sewing machine, electric light, wheat thrashing machine, a locomotive, and more. Copyright 1883, but dated 1884 on the cover. Title page, contents, list of the population of cities, index, 198 pp. Hardbound in original brown cloth, with embossed and gilt titling on front.


Condition: B+

Text and maps generally good to very good. The title page has a private library stamp in the lower margin. A couple maps have edge tears in lower margins, and all have light to moderate soiling, mostly in margins. Covers are well worn and starting to separate. Spine is soft and a little frayed at the ends.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/5/2007