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Auction 156, Lot 806

"Watson's New and Complete Illustrated Atlas of the World. Indexed", Watson, Gaylord

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1889 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

11.7 x 13.9 inches
29.7 x 35.3 cm
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Complete illustrated world atlas. There are a total of 19 double-page maps and 87 single-page maps along with several interesting comparative charts, flags and coats of arms from various nations, and a bird's-eye view of the Holy Land. Includes fine, double-page maps of Texas and California. Filled with wood engravings in text. This atlas uses a licensed edition of Cram's maps with double-page maps printed on one sheet and attached to atlas with a backstrap. Very handsome graphics and embossing on cloth cover. Title, table of contents, maps, text, index. 259 pp.


Condition: A

Maps and text are in near fine condition with occasional minor soiling confined to the blank margins. The one exception is the map of Quebec that has a 3.5" edge tear at top (B). Hinges are starting and the covers have light staining. Previous owner's stamp on title page, table of contents, and front free endpaper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/17/2016