Auction 123, Lot 847

"Smith's New Geography", Smith, Roswell C.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1866 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 13 inches
29.2 x 33 cm

This complete geography contains "over 100 maps" most of which are single page, and many have insets. This example also features numerous thematic maps, small city plans and is illustrated by many engraved vignettes. Arizona Territory is shown with its panhandle into southern Nevada. Wyoming is not yet formed, the area labeled "Transferred to Dakota." The maps of the continents are further decorated with images of ships, local inhabitants and wildlife. A key in the blank areas explains the types of animals depicted. An interesting page of quotes from authors and educators follows the Table of Contents, and the title page features an engraved vignette of Geography students working on their lessons. 92 pages. Small folio. Original hardbound in printed brown paper covered boards with leather spine.

References:

Condition: C+

Contents are foxed and damp stained. Covers are worn and soiled with some chips out of spine. Front hinge is loose at title page.

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $85

Closed on 2/20/2008

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