Auction 148, Lot 810

"Iliff's Imperial Atlas of the World", Iliff & Co., John W

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1891 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 15 inches
30.5 x 38.1 cm

This is the eleventh census edition of this attractive, complete atlas that contains 128 cerographic maps, of which 21 are double-page. The atlas features numerous diagrams, tables, wood engraved vignettes, and an exhaustive 89-page index. The maps were originally produced by George Cram, and feature the entire railroad system and postal routes of the United States in good detail. Roads, counties, provinces, topography, Indian reservations and many other details are shown. An index of towns and counties lists the population according to the census of 1890. An engraved vignette on the title page shows a large globe surrounded by items representing industry, agriculture, transportation, history and the arts. Hardbound in original red cloth boards with embossed titling on front cover. Folio with 319 pages.


Condition: B

Maps are generally good with some occasional soiling, especially the United States map. The accompanying text is lightly toned, the front endpaper is torn, and there is a damp stain in the top 2-4" of the first 10 pages including the three world maps. Hinges are starting with the back cover nearly detached and the covers are worn and sunned.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014