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Auction 152, Lot 767


"The Times Survey Atlas of the World A Comprehensive Series of New and Authentic Maps Reduced from the National Surveys of the World...", Bartholomew, John George

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1922 (published)


Color: Printed Color

12.5 x 18.3 inches
31.8 x 46.5 cm
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This impressive, comprehensive, and complete atlas contains 112 double-page maps with blank versos. The maps have been tipped in to the atlas, which is quite uncommon for an atlas from this time period. Bartholomew puts a particular emphasis on thematic mapping including world maps focused on population, vegetation, climate and commerce. Thematic maps are also presented for Europe and the British Isles. In addition to the numerous political maps of the rest of the world, there is a nice city plan of London, plans of towns in England and Scotland, and a sheet focused on major American cities. The maps are followed by a 259 page index naming over 200,000 locations. Prepared by the Edinburgh Geographical Institute and published by The Times, Printing House Square in London. Elephant folio, hardbound in red cloth over boards with gilt title on front cover and spine.

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Condition: B+

Internally very good to near fine with just some light toning along the sheet edges of maps. The upper half of the title page and dedication page is loose. Binding is a little loose, hinges are starting, and the covers are abraded, rubbed and stained.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/18/2015