"Charles Lubrecht's Pictorial and Comprehensive Atlas of the World Ne Plus Ultra", Lubrecht, Charles
Period: 1887 (published)
Color: Hand Color
11.9 x 14.4 inches
30.2 x 36.6 cm
This rare atlas by Charles Lubrecht includes 64 single-page maps 2 double-page maps of the United States and Europe. The maps and plates have been colored by hand, which is unusual for this late date as most publishers had moved to cheaper, faster, printed color. In addition to the maps, tables and diagrams, there are a number of vivid illustrations that make this a very attractive and unusual late 19th century atlas. The illustrations of note include Southern Scenes, The Postman of the Desert, The Great East River Suspension Bridge, and The Dairy Farm. 168 pages. Folio, with frontispiece, pictorial title page, contents, text, maps, and illustrations. Hardbound in brown cloth with gilt title and illustration on front cover and marbled endpapers. Old World Auctions has only listed this one other time in the last 30 years.
References: cf. Phillips (Maps) p. 1113.
Condition code is for the maps and plates, which are near fine with pleasant light toning. There is light wear to the covers, the edges are bumped, and the front hinge is starting.