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Auction 138, Lot 899

"New Edinburgh General Atlas…", Orr, William S. & Sons

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1844 (published)


Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 16.5 inches
34.3 x 41.9 cm

This rare world atlas is complete with 45 maps, a title page, table of contents, and one additional engraved plate of the mountains and rivers of the world. Included are maps of the eastern and western hemispheres, the world on Mercator's projection, the continents, numerous countries in Europe and Asia, regional maps of Africa and the Americas, and a map of the United States. The map of the United States depicts the eastern half of the country up to the states along the Mississippi river: Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois Territory, Northwest Territory, and the beginnings of a vast Western Territory. Published by A.K. Newman & Co. from London and Orr & Sons & J. Morrison from Glasgow. Hardbound in original half calf over cloth covered boards with gilt title on front cover.


Condition: B+

Original outline color and maps in very good to near fine condition, with light soiling in blank margins and a damp stain in bottom blank margin on some maps, far from map image. Spine is broken and front cover and part of text block are disbound. Covers are heavily stained and worn. This atlas is essentially sold as a set of maps and is an excellent candidate for rebinding.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/7/2011