Auction 124, Lot 750

"Geographical Annual or Family Cabinet Atlas", Starling, Thomas

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1832 (dated)


Color: Black & White

4.5 x 7 inches
11.4 x 17.8 cm

This very popular Victorian miniature atlas includes 46 single-page, uncolored maps. A key to points of interest on each map can be found on the facing page. A beautiful steel engraved title page features a small globe at center, and is followed by the preface, table of contents and 96 plates. 18 mo. Complete. Hardbound in original green cloth with decorative embossing on front and back covers and gilt fore edges. Gilt title on spine.

References: King [2nd ed.] p. 188.

Condition: A

The first three pages and a few maps have some scattered foxing, but most are clean, bright examples with crisp engravings. There is an ink inscription on a preliminary page. The covers are lightly shelf worn. The spine and binding are sound.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/7/2008