Auction 123, Lot 850

"The People's Illustrated & Descriptive Family Atlas of the World", People's Publishing Co.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1888 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 14 inches
30.5 x 35.6 cm

This is the complete thirteenth edition, revised to July, 1888 and is complete with 83 single-page and 33 double-page, cerographic maps and plans. The atlas includes individual maps for each U.S. state and territory, the Canadian provinces, the world and continents plus several pages of plans of the principal cities of the United States and a birds-eye-view of the Holy Land. There are illustrations of state seals, the flags and coats of arms of various nations, and an amusing page of client testimonials. Double-page maps are folded and pasted to backstrap and most maps are printed back to back. 450 pages with numerous illustrations. Small folio. Rebound in red cloth with red and black pebble grain cloth spine and tips. An attractive, embossed gilt title is on the front cover and on black bands on spine. Published by Donohue & Henneberry, Chicago.


Condition: A

Maps are all near fine. The first signature is starting to separate at top. The original material on the covers has just a hint of wear. An excellent example.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/20/2008