Auction 127, Lot 853

"Chambers's Atlas for the People with Descriptive Introduction", Chambers, William & Robert

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1855 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12.5 inches
25.4 x 31.8 cm

This scarce and complete atlas contains 36 hand colored maps. The maps include: two world, twenty European, six Asian, Africa, five North American, South America, and Australia to include New Zealand. Bound in period cloth with quarter-calf, quarto. Title page, Preface, Contents, 60 text pages, 36 maps, Index. Several maps are miss-bound as normally seen in this issue.


Condition: A

Maps very good to fine with full original hand coloring. Binding is worn and front board detached with title page attached. One text page with small chip at lower edge at margin.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/25/2009