Auction 136, Lot 800

"A Modern Historical Atlas for the Use of Colleges, Schools, and General Readers", Gage, Rev. William L.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1869 (published)


Color: Hand Color

5.8 x 9 inches
14.7 x 22.9 cm

This uncommon school atlas features 15 maps mounted on heavy board including two double-page maps. This uncommon sturdy presentation, called a board book, was designed for children's and school books. Maps include the historical empires of Mahometan and Charlemagne, the Crusades, the World at the Death of Charles V. 1551, the French Revolution (1763-1793), Europe during the Career of Napoleon I, North America 1710, 1774, and 1783. Quarto, hardbound in half leather over pebbled cloth with fine marbled end papers, and marbled fore-edges.


Condition: B+

Map condition is generally fine. Condition code due to binding's front cover detached and spine missing. Prior owner's bookplate on front paste-down.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/1/2011