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Auction 132, Lot 741

"Cram's Ideal Reference Atlas of the World", Cram, George F. & Company

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1903 (published)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 15 inches
30.5 x 38.1 cm

This large folio atlas is two inches thick. Hardbound in brown cloth with gilt title on cover and spine, 590 pp. The complete atlas contains a huge number of maps and plans, many are double page maps which were printed on a folded single sheet and tipped into the binding in the earlier style. The maps and plates cover the U.S. states, cities and countries of the world including a large number of city plans from around the world. Some maps not normally seen include the double page maps of Queensland; Victoria; the most unusual "Scenic - Topographical Map of South Africa"; a great Historical Birds-eye View of the Holy Land; Hawaii; Southern California, plus many more. Filled with cities not normally found in smaller atlases including Tacoma; Atlanta; St. Paul; San Diego; a great double page plan of Milwaukee and many more. This has a spectacular and decorative title page brightly printed in at least five different colors.


Condition: B

The text and maps are fine with sound paper. First signature starting, others tight. The covers show a little staining and bumping. The lower 4" of the spine is torn and loose on one side.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/2/2010