Auction 140, Lot 899

"Atlas Geografico de la Tierra…",

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1849 (dated)


Color: Black & White

5 x 6.7 inches
12.7 x 17 cm

This small, uncommon Spanish atlas of the world is unusual in that the maps are printed in the negative, so that geographical features are actually defined by lack of ink. The atlas contains 77 maps including 10 folding and 67 single page maps. The folding maps include the World, Celestial, 2 of Europe, 1 of each of the remaining continents, and Spain. Illustrated by D.G. Alhambra. 16 mo., quarter calf with brown boards and gilt title on embossed spine.


Condition: B+

Maps are generally very good with some scattered foxing and light toning. Covers and spine are somewhat worn and bumped.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/23/2012