The Library Atlas; Consisting of One Hundred and Ten [110] Maps Modern, Historical, and Classical Geography, &c.; With Descriptive Letterpress

By: Bryce, James; Collier, William F.; Schmitz, Leonhard

Price: $1,950.00

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Book Condition: Fair


214, [110 maps], 142 [index] pages. "The continual extension of commerce into new channels, the rapid growth of the colonial possessions of the British Empire, the recent territorial changes in several kingdoms, both of Europe and Asia, and the many discoveries of late years in various parts of the world, have created a demand for a new treatise in Descriptive and Political Geography." - Preface. "A capital atlas of maps clearly printed in colours, and at the very low price of one guinea. The maps are not only ancient, modern and historical, out of the Northern and Southern Constellations, and of the Planetary System - indeed, all that can be wanted in an ordinary library. This excellent book meets with our hearty approval." - The Publishers' Circular, August 3, 1875, p.526. All maps in colour with with many hinged to fold out. Includes indices with upwards of 50,000 names. Pattern of tanning marks upon endpapers suggests boards once bore a protective cover, which would account for their still brilliant gilt lettering. Narrow opening along front hinge. Dark maroon cloth decorated in black over bevelled boards is worn through along bottom edges, corners and, in spots, along backstrip. Most maps numbered in light pencil. Fold of World Map [#2] mostly open with two-inch opening affecting northern Europe. G.P. Putnam's Sons of New York appears to have also published this work in 1875. A quality copy of this marvelous Victorian era cartographic memento.

Title: The Library Atlas; Consisting of One Hundred and Ten [110] Maps Modern, Historical, and Classical Geography, &c.; With Descriptive Letterpress

Author Name: Bryce, James; Collier, William F.; Schmitz, Leonhard

Categories: History, Maps,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Glasgow, William Collins, Sons, & Company, Limited: 1876

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 228H4081

Keywords: Atlas, Maps, World, Globe, Colonies, Descriptive Geography, Political geography, Cartography,