Auction 124, Lot 760

"The People's Illustrated & Descriptive Family Atlas of the World", People's Publishing Co.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1888 (published)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 14 inches
30.5 x 35.6 cm

This atlas is the twelfth edition, revised to January 1st, 1888. It is complete with 84 single-page and 33 double-page maps. Includes individual maps for each U.S. state and territory, the Canadian provinces, the world and continents plus several pages of plans of the principal cities of the United States and the world. It also contains illustrations of state seals, and the flags and coats of arms of various nations, and numerous thematic charts. An amusing page in the back of the book lists client testimonials. Double-page maps are folded and pasted to backstrap and maps are printed back to back. 450 pages with numerous illustrations. Small folio. Original hardbound in brown cloth with quarter calf. A lovely embossed, gilt title on front cover.


Condition: B+

Maps are generally fine with a few very good. The covers are lightly rubbed and bumped, typical shelf wear. Several signatures are loosening.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/7/2008