"[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: 1851 (published)
Color: Black & White
9.4 x 14.6 inches
23.9 x 37.1 cm
This handsome title page is a very early chromolithograph by Humphrys. 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.
Light toning and soiling. The title page text and table of contents are colored, while the engraving is not.