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Auction 125, Lot 923

"Tunison's Peerless Universal Atlas of the World", Tunison, H. C.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1888 (published)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 14.3 inches
30.5 x 36.3 cm

A lovely and unusual atlas complete with 82 wax engraved, hand colored maps and diagrams, most with decorative borders and some with vignettes. Thirty-nine maps relate to the United States. The map of Oregon, Nevada and California is particularly nice with insets of Yosemite and the Redwoods. Some of the maps are printed on both sides. Also featured are two pages of presidential portraits, a page depicting methods of travel, and numerous engravings showing the diverse civilizations and cultures of the world. Small Folio, 208 pp. Hardbound in original, embossed brown cloth boards.


Condition: B+

Covers separated from text, else very good with clean and bright maps.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/24/2008