Auction 123, Lot 852

"The Peerless Atlas of the World", Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1889 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
11 x 14 inches
27.9 x 35.6 cm

A nice atlas with all maps present including the large triple-folding maps unique to this publisher. A beautifully engraved view of the U.S. Capital graces the title page, and the Flags of Various Nations adds to the charm of this desirable atlas. The maps are very detailed and show topography, roads, railways, rivers etc. Several maps include insets, and the Africa map has a note in the blank area describing the boundaries of the Congo Free State. 132 Pages. Complete. Folio. Hardbound in original red paper covered boards with an ornately decorated printed title on the front.

References:

Condition: B

Contents good except for the U.S. map, which is split down one fold. A large decal advertising a shoe company covers most of page 81, affecting some text. Covers are a bit scuffed. The binding is sound with hinges loosening and some loss on spine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008

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