Auction 124, Lot 752

"Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World…", Johnson & Ward

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 18.5 inches
38.1 x 47 cm

This is the "late 1862" edition of this desirable atlas. It is highlighted by the short-lived New Military Map of the United States that illustrates the states and territories instead of the military districts. It also includes the fine map of the Southwest, California, Territories of New Mexico and Utah that features the confederate Arrizona Territory. Other highlights in this atlas are Georgetown and the City of Washington; New Map of the State of Texas and a beautifully engraved frontispiece. This complete atlas contains 43 single-page and 23 double-page maps including several thematic maps and diagrams interspersed throughout the text. The historical map of Ancient Greece and Rome is listed, but not present, apparently as issued. Folio. Beautifully rebound with new quarter leather spine and tips and original green cloth boards. Gilt title on front and spine.

References:

Condition: B+

Most of the maps have light foxing, spots and damp stains. The covers are very good with new leather spine and tips. There is a private ownership label pasted down on the front cover.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,300

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 5/7/2008

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