"Black's General Atlas: Comprehending Sixty-One Maps from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources", Black, Adam & Charles
Period: 1844 (published)
Color: Hand Color
13 x 18 inches
33 x 45.7 cm
Title continues Engraved on Steel in the First Style of the Art. By Sidney Hall, Hughes, &c. with Geographical Descriptions, and an Index of 56,000 Names. This complete atlas contains four charts and 57 maps in all, three of which are of U.S. interest: North America, which features an independent Texas and also shows the disputed northwestern boundary with British America at 44°, just south of the Columbia River; United States, covering the region east of the Mississippi; and Mexico, shown with its northern border to about 44° and featuring an independent Texas. Other interesting features include an attractive East Indies map, and a lovely Mountains and Rivers plate that has very attractive hand coloring. The atlas is hardbound in its original grey cloth with a decorative floral pattern and a gilt title on the spine. This folio atlas also contains title page, table of contents, text, maps, and a 57 page index. Most of the original tissue guards are in place in this nice example.
Maps generally good to very good with occasional foxing and light offsetting. Ink manuscript notation on the title page, and a tape repair to the hinge inside the front cover. Front cover is split from spine, but still attached. Corners and edges are bumped and worn with some loss. Spine has a bit of loss.