Auction 129, Lot 893

"The Miniature Atlas of the World",

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1880 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
1.3 x 1.8 inches
3.3 x 4.6 cm

This promotional miniature atlas was produced for a British drapery store in Norwich by a German firm. Each of the eight tiny maps (1.25" x 1.75") is a fine chromolithograph that is printed on an accordion-folding sheet that is blank on verso and pasted into the cover at one end. The complete atlas contains maps of England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Australia. The maps fold into paper covers with gold lettering and globe. The back cover features a fine hemispheric map of the Western Hemisphere with decorative corner elements, also in gold. The atlas was produced by "S.G. & Co. L." with no other attribution present. We find no prior sales or references to this atlas.

References:

Condition: A

The maps are fine condition with bright color and clean paper. The covers are also near mint with just a little creasing on back cover near spine.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/23/2009

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