Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 755

"Chambers's Atlas for the People Accompanied by a Descriptive Introduction", Chambers, William & Robert

Subject: Atlases, Texas

Period: 1846 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 12 inches
24.6 x 30.5 cm

This scarce and complete issue contains 32 hand-colored maps, including a double-page map of the world, six of the Americas, five of Asia, and one each of Australia and Africa. The maps of North America and the United States depict Texas with its elongated, stovepipe configuration. Quarter-calf with tips over marbled boards. Title page, preface, 48 pages of text, 32 maps, and index.


Condition: B+

The maps are very good with light toning and occasional scattered foxing. Binding is overall very good with light shelf wear and minor damp stains. There is a previous owner's signature on the front free endpaper and sticker on front board.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/13/2017