Auction 171, Lot 261

"Official Topographical Atlas of Massachusetts, from Astronomical, Trigonometrical, and Various Local Surveys", Walling & Gray

Subject: Massachusetts, Atlases

Period: 1871 (published)


Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 17.4 inches
34.8 x 44.2 cm

This complete atlas, compiled by Walling & Gray, contains 11 double-page maps and 3 single-page maps. It features nice double-page maps of the United States, New England, Massachusetts, and Boston, as well as the county maps. Also includes a reduced version of Hitchcock's Geological Map of Massachusetts and Blodget's Climatological Map of Massachusetts within the text. Illustrative title page, table of contents, 49 pages of text/maps, population tables, and principal businesses in Boston. Published by Stedman, Brown & Lyon.


Condition: B

The maps are good to very good with a dampstain along the lower sheet edges, extending into the image on most maps. There is occasional toning along the centerfold and scattered staining. Sheets are somewhat cockled and the boards are warped due to the water damage. Covers and spine are moderately worn.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $260

Closed on 2/6/2019