Auction 130, Lot 858

"The Comparative Atlas of Ancient and Modern Geography…", Arrowsmith, Aaron, Jr.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1842 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 10.8 inches
22.4 x 27.4 cm

This complete atlas contains 66 maps including the world in hemispheres, the continents, and most every country in the world. Many of the maps are in pairs ancient and modern. The map of North America and the map of the United States do not name the Independent Republic of Texas, incorrectly showing the area as part of Mexico. Each map is hand colored in outlines except for the larger maps France & Belgium, and Denmark which are fully hand colored. Complete 4to atlas, covers in quarter calf with marbled paper, 65 maps, index. Spine with title on red leather label, raised bands and gilt.


Condition: B+

Some maps with edge tears, a few as long as 2". The map of North America has a 1" chip missing at bottom with loss. Coves rubbed, bumped.

Estimate: $180 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009