Titolo: NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS CONTAINING MAPS OF THE ...
Casa editrice: Thomas Cowperthwaite & Co., Philadelphia
Data di pubblicazione: 1851
Legatura: Hard Cover
Condizione libro: Fair
"With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities Etc. Comprehended in seventy five sheets and forming a series of one hundred and twenty two maps plans and sections." In the original binding, which is marbled paper over boards, 3/4 dark red leather, with a 4x7-inch leather label on the front cover, with quite elaborate gilt lettering and decoration on the label. Size of sheets is 17 by 14 inches. Hand-colored frontispiece shows "Heights of the Principle Mountains of the World." One map (of the United States) is two pages, with two insets, one showing the District of Columbia, the other the Gold Region of California. The western states are territories at that time, of course. Contents: Each map shows a "shadow of itself" on the reverse, but this does not affect the map opposite. Large round stamp on front endpaper; name (upside down), light foxing and light soil on front free endpaper, all endpapers lightly soiled. Small light stain on title page and table of contents page, small waterstain top corner of table of contents page, same on rear free endpaper. Maps are untorn, and show just a bit of foxing to some margins, maps themselves are very good.The book is very tight. The covers are heavily worn and scuffed, particularly at edges and joints. Gilt is bright. A sound, very useable, pre-Civil War atlas in the original binding. Codice inventario libreria 001339
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