"Geographical Annual or Family Cabinet Atlas", Starling, Thomas
Period: 1832 (dated)
Color: Black & White
4.5 x 7 inches
11.4 x 17.8 cm
Instead of the usual book of poetry which was the typical "Gift Annual" (New Year's present), this annual atlas would have been a more practical memento. The atlas includes 46 single-page maps of the United States, the continents, and regional maps mostly of Europe. A key to points of interest on each map can be found on the facing page. A beautiful steel engraved title page features a small globe at center, and is followed by the preface, table of contents and maps. 18 mo. Complete. Hardbound in original green cloth with decorative embossing on front and back covers and all edges gilt.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 188.
Maps are clean, bright and nearly flawless. Covers and spine show light wear and the corners are bumped. Previous owner pastedowns on front inside cover and front endpaper.