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Auction 167, Lot 439

"Asher & Adams' New Commercial, Topographical, and Statistical Atlas and Gazetteer of the United States: with Maps Showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World", Asher & Adams

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1872 (published)


Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 17.8 inches
33.3 x 45.2 cm

This large-format atlas of the United States is complete with 30 double-page maps, including a double-page map of Rhode Island not called for in the table of contents. Asher & Adams' Atlas was most notable for its excellent large-format maps of the states west of the Mississippi. The atlas includes a world map on Mercator's projection, a map of Europe, a United States and Territories map, a geological map of the US, and numerous state maps. The maps of Kansas and Nebraska depict the western portion of the states as largely unorganized, and the map of Texas only includes the eastern portion of the state. An extensive index at the back indicates locations of money order offices, post offices, and railroad stations. The atlas also includes populations by city, county, state, and territory for the US and part of Canada, as well as 10 pages of classifications of prominent firms of New York, Maine, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Folio, 265 pages with title page, index of maps, appendix and maps. Original binding with half calf over brown cloth-covered boards with gilt title on cover and spine and raised bands on spine.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #1270.

Condition: B+

The maps are very good with light toning and soiling and short edge tears on a couple of maps. The text is bright with light toning only along the edges and an occasional spot of foxing or soiling. The pastedown and endpapers in front and back are moderately soiled. The front cover and spine are partially detached, and the spine and back cover have several chips. The corners are bumped and the covers are lightly worn and soiled.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $675

Closed on 3/28/2018