"The Miniature Atlas of the World",
Period: 1880 (circa)
Color: Printed Color
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.
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.