Lot 568: Colton world atlas 1872

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PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:44

Lot 568: Author: Colton, George Woolworth; Title: Colton's General Atlas, Containing One Hundred and Eighty Steel Plate Maps and Plans, one One Hundred and Nineteen Imperial Folio Sheets, Drawn by G. Woolworth Colton. Letter-Press Descriptions, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical by Richard Swainson Fisher; Place Published: New York; Publisher: G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co.; Date Published: 1872; Description: With hand-colored lithographed maps throughout, some double-page; 2 full-page black and white maps (London and Paris); plus many insets; a steel-engraved plate before the title page with tissue-guard; 4 hand-colored plates (3 are double-page, including the major mountains and rivers of the world, the National & Commercial Flags of All Nations, charts, etc.). (Folio) 43.5x37 cm (17½x14¾"), original gilt-lettered cloth (spine leather lacking).With double-page maps of the World; various Dominions of Canada; United States; New York (with 7 insets); New York City; Florida; Texas (with 4 insets); Nebraska); California and the Southwestern states, and others. Full-page U.S. city maps include: Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Savannah/Charleston, Louisville/New Orleans, Pittsburgh/Cincinnati, and St. Louis/Chicago. Condition: Spine strip lacking, covers coming detached, old crude repairs to joints; New York State map chipped and worn in margins, re-attached into the binding; generally very good internally, sold as is. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $1000-1500
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