Auction 133, Lot 717

"A New and Improved School Atlas, to Accompany the Practical System of Modern Geography", Olney, A. N.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1837 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 11.5 inches
24.1 x 29.2 cm

Nice example of Olneys' atlas complete with 12 map, either dated 1828-29 or are not dated. The cartography in the United States shows Wisconsin Territory between Lake Michigan and the Missouri River. The large Missouri Territory extends from the Missouri River to Oregon Territory and south to include Indian Territory. On the North American and United States maps, the boundary in the Northwest extends well into British America per the "Boundary determined in 1824." Northern California is "Unexplored Region." The Independent Republic of Texas is called out. Maps included are: world in hemispheres (dp), world with thematic chart of religions, North America, United States, Eastern States, Middle States, Southern States, Western States (Missouri through Ohio), South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The thirteenth engraving is a thematic chart showing the comparative size, population and forms of government with four engraved vignettes including Morocco, Constantinople and New York. Printed paper covers that double as the title page and list of maps. Published by Robinson, Pratt & Company.


Condition: B+

This is an unusually nice example much better than normally found. The covers are sound with just some soiling and a little abrasion along right side of front. The maps are Very Good or Good+ due to some occasional light offsetting or some spots. The United States has a small loss of paper at upper right in blank margin well removed from the map image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/1/2010