Auction 124, Lot 759

"The James Wilde, Jr., & Co. Standard Atlas of the World", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1888 (published)


Color: Printed Color

11 x 14 inches
27.9 x 35.6 cm

Complete atlas with 46 single-page and 27 double-page maps of the world and United States. The atlas features a bold title page in a vibrant green and black ink, and is illustrated with beautiful, full-page wood engraved views and vignettes interspersed throughout the text. There are detailed city plans, informative charts and diagrams, six pages of presidential portraits, and several pages of amusing advertisements at front and back. The maps are printed back-to-back, double-page maps are on two separate sheets. Complete. Small Folio. Hardbound in original brown cloth with embossed gilt title on front cover.


Condition: B+

The maps are generally very good to fine. The binding is tight less the last three pages that are disbound, and the first page that is cracking near the binding. The covers are a little soiled with corners bumped.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/7/2008