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Auction 132, Lot 722

"The Cyclopaedia; or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Science, and Literature", Rees, Abraham

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1820 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.7 x 11 inches
22.1 x 27.9 cm

This atlas contains 62 copper engraved maps, 61 being double-page, depicting both ancient and modern geography. All of the modern maps are drawn under the direction of Mr. Arrowsmith, the most preeminent English cartographer of the period. A nice set of maps, it includes two world maps, British Possessions in North America, North America, United States and the West Indies. Hardbound in quarter calf with lovely marbled paper covers and spine embossed and titled in gold. This is the atlas (Volume IV) of the Cyclopedia.


Condition: A

Tight binding with minimal shelf wear. All maps uncolored with crisp, bright impressions and minor toning, mostly in the margins.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,500

Sold for: $850

Closed on 6/2/2010