Auction 157, Lot 748

"Olney's School Atlas", Olney, A. N.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1844 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 12.3 inches
24.9 x 31.2 cm

This is a complete example of Olney's atlas with 24 maps on 9 double-page and 6 single-page sheets including several related to the United States as well as maps of the world and continents. The double hemisphere world map includes quaint little vignettes throughout, such as Indians and buffalo in North America, lions and elephants in Africa, a pagoda in China and a kangaroo in Australia. The map of the United States shows the new state of Texas in its elongated configuration, reaching well north of Long's Peak. To the west is a small region named Santa Fe or New Mexico. Oregon Territory reaches to the Continental Divide and shows a correct border with Canada. See images for a complete list of maps on the front cover. Published by Pratt, Woodford & Co., New York.


Condition: B

Maps are generally good with scattered foxing, light toning along the centerfold, and a damp stain in the top third of the image around the centerfold. Covers are stained and soiled.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/4/2016