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Auction 163, Lot 2

"[Lot of 2] A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World... [and] Table of Contents", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1854 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

8.7 x 14.5 inches
22.1 x 36.8 cm
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This handsome title page is a very early chromolithograph by P.S. Duval. It shows Columbus and his crew giving thanks to God for their safe journey while natives watch in the background. The lot also includes the table of contents for the atlas, surrounded by a lovely decorative border.


Condition: B+

Light toning and soiling with a damp stain along the bottom edge of both sheets.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $35

Closed on 6/14/2017