1888 PEOPLES FAMILY ATLAS of the WORLD color maps NICE!

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 12,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction
This atlas is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. The interior is virtually flawless, beginning with a chart of building height around the world, then several maps of The UNITED STATES and The WORLD. This is followed by 20 pages of colorful charts on all sorts of worldwide commercial production and statistics on virtually every subject of the day. After this is a section of maps of all the states and territories of the United States. These are printed in tri-color and look identical to the George Cram maps of the 1880's despite saying "engraved for the People's Publishing Co. Chicago, Ill." At the end of this section is a map of Yellowstone National Park. Following this are 80 pages of color maps of virtually every country and continent in the World. And at the end of the map section are very nice 1- and 2-page maps of New York City, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, and San Francisco. The rest of the atlas is filled with HUNDREDS of engravings and text on U.S. and World history and a population index with population figures on virtually every town and city in the U.S. T are 450 pages total and the atlas measures 12 by 14 inches. The maps are "tipped in", mounted in the atlas such that they can be easily removed without damaging the binding. The covers intact with original gold guilding. The binding is tight and the spine and corners have been restored and covered with dark brown Italian leather. The maps are in near mint condition with bright colors and no stains or tears that I can find. T are a few barely readable names inside the front cover written in pencil. This is a VERY nice and HEAVY atlas rarely found in such nice condition for its age.

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