Auction 124, Lot 763

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

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1895 (published)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 15 inches
30.5 x 38.1 cm

This complete atlas is the 21st edition, revised to January 1895. It features 112 single-page and 36 double-page colorful maps by George Cram. The atlas contains individual maps for each U.S. state and territory, the Canadian provinces, plus approximately 30 maps from the rest of the world. Double-page maps are folded and pasted to backstrap and many maps are printed back to back. 534 pages with numerous illustrations including the Diagram of the Principal High Buildings of the Old World, Birds' Eye View of the Holy Land and much more. There are dozens of engraved vignettes of distant civilizations, architecture, wildlife etc. interspersed throughout the text. A nice example in red cloth with pictorial embossed covers.


Condition: A

The maps and text pages are near fine with just a hint of toning. Pages 3 through 6 are loose. The covers are a bit soiled and lightly bumped at the corners with minor loss. The spine is shelf worn with minor loss at the extremities. The binding is sound.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008