Auction 148, Lot 807

"Black's General Atlas of the World…", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1882 (published)


Color: Printed Color

13 x 18 inches
33 x 45.7 cm

This attractive atlas includes 33 double-page and 34 single-page maps of the world and continents, with regional maps of the United States. There are four detailed maps of the South Pacific including Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Oceania (the map of New Zealand is not present). Unlike other atlases of the time, the maps have blank versos and have been tipped into the binding. Includes an impressive 70-page index. Published by Adam and Charles Black in Edinburgh. Hardbound, quarter calf with leather tips over green cloth with gilt title on front cover. All edges gilt (A.E.G.).


Condition: B

The maps are generally clean and bright with a few occasional tears and separations, including the United States and world map. Two maps have complete separations and are loose - the southern half of England and western Germany. Covers are worn and detached, the spine is missing, and the frontispiece and front endpapers are loose.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/19/2014