Auction 149, Lot 745

"Cram's Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World", Cram, George F. & Company

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1884 (published)


Color: Printed Color

11.8 x 14 inches
30 x 35.6 cm

A nice example of this atlas that features 70 tipped-in, wax engraved maps with decorative borders, 16 of which are double-page. The double page maps are contiguous and are tipped-in. All states and territories are represented with 47 maps of U.S. interest. Other charts include Flags of the World, five thematic charts, types of the Races of Men, several pages of portraits, and a charming improvements of the century page with numerous engravings showing the plow, sewing machine, electric light, wheat thrashing machine, a locomotive, and more. Copyright 1883, but dated 1884 on the cover. Title page, contents, list of the population of cities, index, 198 pp. Hardbound in original brown cloth, with embossed and gilt titling on front.


Condition: B+

Condition code is for the maps which are mostly very good to fine. The covers are rubbed and bumped, spine is nearly gone. Contents are loose and should be considered a collection of maps.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014