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Auction 164, Lot 752

"A New General Atlas of Modern Geography - Comprised in Fifty One Maps - Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities", Dower, John

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1840 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 12.3 inches
25.7 x 31.2 cm

This complete atlas contains 51 single-page maps including the world (3), Europe (22), Asia (8), Africa (3), Americas (10), Australia (5), as well as a comparative chart of rivers and mountains. The map of North America still shows Texas as a part of Mexico, and the United States claims in the Pacific Northwest extend well north into Canada, which is unusual for a British atlas. Features detailed maps of Van Dieman's Land and New Zealand. Includes a 14 page index. Quarter leather and tips over cloth boards with paper label on front cover. Published in London by William S. Orr & Co. on Paternoster Row.


Condition: B+

The maps are overall very good to near fine with occasional foxing. The title page and table of contents are moderately foxed. Covers are moderately worn with a chip on the front cover. A previous owner's stamp is on the front cover.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/13/2017