Auction 171, Lot 765

"Statistical Atlas of the United States, Based Upon Results of the Eleventh Census", U.S. Department of Interior

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1898 (published)


Color: Printed Color

16.6 x 21.2 inches
42.2 x 53.8 cm

This large, important atlas is complete with 63 plates consisting of numerous thematic maps, graphs, and tables that describe population, migration, agriculture, industry, wealth, and much more. A few maps of particular interest are population maps entitled Distribution of the Colored Population of the United States which shows a strong minority concentration in the southern states, and Proportion of the Foreign-Born to the Aggregate Population which shows high representation in the northern and western states. Also noteworthy are the maps that show the population density for each decennial census from 1790 to 1880. Schwartz & Ehrenberg commended an earlier edition of this atlas saying it was a "pioneering work [and] was the first atlas of analytical maps that showed the patterns of associations and it greatly influenced the development of thematic mapping in the Untied States." Compiled by Henry Gannett. Large folio, bound in brown cloth with gilt title on front cover.

References: cf. Schwartz & Ehrenberg p. 303.

Condition: A

Contents are clean, bright, and near fine. Binding is slightly loose due to size and there is some minor wear and abrasions on the covers.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/6/2019