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Auction 161, Lot 775

"The Cyclopaedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature", Rees, Abraham

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1820 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.8 x 11 inches
22.4 x 27.9 cm
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This complete atlas contains 62 copper engraved maps, 61 being double-page, depicting both ancient and modern geography. All of the modern maps are drawn under the direction of Mr. Arrowsmith, the most preeminent English cartographer of the period. A nice set of maps, it includes two world maps, British Possessions in North America, North America, United States and the West Indies. Hardbound in quarter leather with tips over marbled boards with gilt title and decorative elements on spine. This is the atlas (Volume VI) of the Cyclopedia.


Condition: B+

The maps all have dark impressions and range from very good to near fine with scattered foxing throughout. The binding is tight with only light shelf wear. The lower spine label is chipped, but otherwise the exterior is in excellent condition.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100


Closed on 2/8/2017