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Auction 159, Lot 749

"School Atlas to Adams' Geography. Containing the Following Maps: The World. North-America. United States. New-England. South-America. Europe. England. Asia. Africa", Lincoln & Edmands

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1820 (published)


Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 8.5 inches
17.3 x 21.6 cm
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This uncommon atlas contains six single-page and two double-page copper engraved maps. Each map is well detailed and shows topography, rivers, towns and much more. The map of the United States depicts East Florida and West Florida, a large Arkansas Territory occupies present-day Oklahoma, and Missouri is identified as both a state and a territory. A large, unnamed Northwest territory occupies the region from Lake Michigan to Lake of the Woods. 8vo, original stiff paper wrappers with decorative title printed in black ink. Published by Lincoln & Edwards and "Sold by them, and by the principal Booksellers in the United States."


Condition: B+

Maps are very good with original outline color and only light toning and occasional soiling. Both the map of the world and United States have 1.5" separations at bottom that are confined to the blank margins. Covers are surprisingly well preserved with a few faint spots.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016