I am auctioning this fine Atlas that measures 20 1/2" by 27 1/2" by 2". The cloth cover has a red leather label with gold engraving that reads; "ATLAS OF THE BOROUGH OF QUEENS, VOLUME II A NEWTOWN 2ND WARD, PUBLISHED BY E. BELCHER HYDE INC, 5 BEEKMAN ST, NEW YORK, 1915"

T are 38 double pages with each page backed in linen. All the maps are beautifully colored and detailed. The print and colors used in the maps are clear and vivid. The book is complete with all the pages intact and the spine is in good condition.

With respect to condition, t are a few issues that do not compromise the integrity of this Atlas. The pages are slightly browned with age in areas but they are crisp. The edges of the pages are worn in some areas w they have been handled, as pictured. T is foxing on some of the linen that backs the pages, as seen in photos. T are small brown areas on each linen page that show the marks of tabs that were once t On the Double Plate page 5, the bottom corner page is creased; 1/4" and on the opposite page t is a small paper loss at the very bottom edge that measures 1/16" by 3/4". On Double Plate 19 t is a slight browned area from the tab on the oposite side with some creasing to the surrounding area as seen in photo. Otherwise, all other pages are in remarkable condition. The owner had penciled in neatly the
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