Auction 124, Lot 753

"Atlas to Accompany Chamber's Encyclopaedia", Lippencott, J. B.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1869 (published)


Color: Printed Color

7.5 x 10.5 inches
19.1 x 26.7 cm

This is the uncommon Philadelphia edition with 39 finely engraved double-page maps, including a lovely foldout double hemisphere map that shows distances between various locations, and names the "Supposed Antarctic Continent." The atlas accompanied the ten volume encyclopedia set issued by W. & R. Chambers of Edinburgh. It includes maps of the ancient world, the continents and major countries. The United States is divided between East and West, and is shown on two separate maps. The maps have rich lithographic color and good detail of topography and coastlines. 8vo. Hardbound in original marbled boards with black leather spine and tips. The gilt title is on the banded spine. A very fine example.


Condition: A

The maps are fine. A small damp stain appears on the upper corner on a few pages, but does not affect the images. The covers show light rubbing on the marbled paper. Binding is tight.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/7/2008