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Auction 184, Lot 807

"J.H. Colton's American School Quarto Geography, Comprising the Several Departments of Mathematical, Physical, and Civil Geography...", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1865 (published)


Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 13.9 inches
30 x 35.3 cm
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Large quarto format school geography with numerous steel plate maps, profiles and plans on 42 large sheets. Includes a nice map of the United States and the West showing the newly formed Nevada and Arizona, with Dakota Territory occupying the region of present-day Wyoming. The maps are augmented by text and engravings depicting animals, vegetation, natives, important buildings, and major cities around the world. As a Civil War-period atlas it is fascinating to find not a single reference to the conflict. 118 pages with statistical tables at the end. Hardbound in pictorial paper covers over boards. Published by Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Co. in New York.


Condition: B

Contents are good with large light dampstains throughout. There is a small hole in the map of the West Indies and a few pencil notations in the margins. Hinges are starting and the covers are heavily worn and stained with some paper loss more prominent on the back cover.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/15/2021