Auction 89, Lot 373

"Encyclopeaedia Metropolitana or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge",

Subject: Encyclopedia - maps and plates

Period: 1845 (dated)

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9 x 10.5 inches
22.9 x 26.7 cm

Volume III only containing plates and maps with no text. Numerous engraved maps by W. & J.W. Lowry, most dated in the 1820's and 30's, including two folding maps of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, an eight sheet map of America, some nice city plans, and a linen backed folding map of England. All maps are very detailed. The plates include subjects from agriculture to surveying instruments with some fascinating early machinery including a plate of an early flying machine! Some scattered foxing affecting some plates, but most are very good. Front cover detached and spine leather is missing. Sold as a collection of plates.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $300 - $400

Unsold

Closed on 12/8/1999

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