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Auction 164, Lot 772

Includes an Unusual Globe Map

"A National Geography, for Schools...", Goodrich, Samuel Griswold

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1846 (published)


Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 11.4 inches
21.6 x 29 cm

This school geography is unusual for its inclusion of a removable "globe map" that is secured to the inside front cover. The recto contains a map of the Western Hemisphere and the verso depicts the Eastern Hemisphere. It is mounted on a metal holder which makes the map useful for closer inspection (or even as a fan on warmer days). The volume is profusely illustrated by 220 engravings and 33 maps. The maps are embedded in the text, and include 1 double-hemisphere world map, 24 maps of North America, and 8 maps of the rest of the world. The chapter "The Republic of Texas" includes a map of the republic, as does the chapter on Mexico. The delightful, small engravings are scattered throughout the text and depict the people, animals and sites of various countries, as well as some historical events. Quarto, quarter leather over salmon-colored pictorial boards, 108 pages.


Condition: B+

Maps and text are very good with light scattered foxing. The removable "globe map" is also very good with scattered foxing and no tears or creases. Covers have light wear and minor staining.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 9/13/2017