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Auction 157, Lot 746

School Atlas Maps in Pristine Condition

"[Lot of 2] Huntington's School Atlas, Drawn and Engraved Expressly to Illustrate and Accompany the System of Modern Geography [and] A System of Modern Geography, for Schools, Academies, and Families...", Huntington, Eleazor

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1833 (published)

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This lovely and uncommon atlas is accompanied by Huntington's Modern Geography. It contains 1 double-page map of the United States and 10 single-page maps. The map of the United States stretches to the Rocky Mountains and shows Texas as a part of Mexico. A large Missouri Territory covers the middle of the country and is filled with Indian districts including the Sioux, Mandan, Osage and Ozark tribes. Wisconsin is shown as "attached to Michigan." The map of North America shows Mexico in control of the Southwest and the U.S. border with Canada extends well into British Columbia, reflecting U.S. interests in the region. The atlas also includes two world maps, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The corresponding 304-page Modern Geography is filled with numerous in-text illustrations and a frontispiece featuring a teacher instructing his students.

A. Huntington's School Atlas, Drawn and Engraved Expressly to Illustrate and Accompany the System of Modern Geography, hand color (9.8 x 11.8"). Condition: The maps are unusually clean and bright with no toning or foxing. Several of the maps have some faint offsetting, but otherwise fine. Text and covers have light staining and foxing. Condition code is for the maps. (A)

B. A System of Modern Geography, for Schools, Academies, and Families, Designed to Answer the Two-Fold Purpose of a Correct Guide to the Student..., black & white (4.0 x 6.4"). Condition: Occasional light toning and/or foxing. Covers lightly soiled and worn. (B+)

References: Phillips (A) #295.

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Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/4/2016

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