Auction 134, Lot 764

"Cram's Superior Atlas of the World Indexed", Cram, George F. & Company

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1901 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 14.5 inches
30.5 x 36.8 cm

This large folio atlas is nearly two inches thick. Hardbound in brown cloth with gilt title on cover and spine, 582 pp. The complete atlas contains a huge number of maps and plans, many are double-page maps that were printed on a folded sheet and tipped into the binding as 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 Bird's-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.


Condition: B+

Front end paper is loose and front cover is starting. Binding is soiled with shelf wear and tear to include bumped corners and the spine with fraying top and bottom and a tear at side. Contents are tight and all text and maps are clear and bright.

Estimate: $180 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/1/2010