Auction 136, Lot 797

"An Atlas of Classical Geography. Constructed by William Hughes … Containing Fifty-Two Maps and Plans on Twenty-Six Plates", Hughes, William

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1859 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.2 x 10.3 inches
18.3 x 26.2 cm

A nice example of this complete atlas. The 24-page "Sketch of Classical Geography" was written by the editor George Long, formerly Professor of Ancient Languages at the University of Virginia. The maps cover the Roman Empire from Great Britain to Asia Minor. Towns, rivers, mountains, and lakes have their Latin names. Composed of 21 double-page maps plus five sheets with multiple maps and city plans. Quarto, title page, American Publisher's Notice, Preface, List of Plates, Sketch of Classical Geography, 26 maps, Index. The index is followed by several un-numbered pages advertising Blanchard & Lea's Educational publications. Hardbound in brown textured cloth with half leather with gilt title on cover (Long's Classical Atlas). This is the American edition published by Blanchard & Lea.

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Condition: A

Map and contents are very nice and clean and bright save for the occasional spot. Binding is very good with just a little wear to edge of spine and corners slightly bumped.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/1/2011

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