Auction 149, Lot 739

"[Lot of 2] An Atlas of Ancient Geography [and] Mitchell's Ancient Atlas. Containing Maps Illustrating Classical and Sacred Geography",

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1847-61 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

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Nice pair of small atlases showing ancient geography.

A. An Atlas of Ancient Geography, by Samuel Butler, dated 1847 (6 x 9"). Complete with all pages, advertisements, and the 21 double page maps per list of maps. Condition: The maps are near fine, clean and bright, but with light offsetting. Beautiful, wide outline coloring. A few maps have early pen or pencil marginal notations. Hardbound in cloth boards with leather spine and original paper label with wear to spine and front cover detached.

B. Mitchell's Ancient Atlas…, by S. Augustus Mitchell/E.H. Butler, dated 1861 (9.8 x 12.2"). Complete with twelve maps on eight sheets including a double page map of the Roman Empire. Extensive eleven-page index keys hundreds of place names to the maps. Hard paper covers with title page on cover. Condition: Some occasional scattered foxing, original color and dark impression. Covers a little rubbed around edge and some wear to spine.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/21/2014

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