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Auction archive: Lot number 199

Colton's Atlas of the World, Illustrating Physical and Political Geography...

Estimate
US$3,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:
US$4,800
Auction archive: Lot number 199

Colton's Atlas of the World, Illustrating Physical and Political Geography...

Estimate
US$3,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:
US$4,800
Beschreibung:

Title: Colton's Atlas of the World, Illustrating Physical and Political Geography... Author: Colton, George W. Place: New York Publisher: J.H. Colton & Co Date: 1856 Description: 2 volumes. Vol. I with 61 hand-colored maps (2 are double-page), plus insets, and 1 plate with 4 maps not colored, all on 59 map-sheets; Vol. II with 42 hand-colored maps and charts (3 are double-page), plus insets, and 6 plates containing 15 maps that are not colored (including plans for London and Paris), all on 45 map-sheets; Vol. I with pictorial steel-engraved additional title page; Vol. II with steel-engraved frontispiece. (Folio) 18½x16, rebound in black leather using original full morocco front and back covers, front covers gilt-stamped, all edges gilt. Colton's important "Atlas of the World". Volume I with U.S. maps, including: double-page Texas map with two inset plans for Galveston Bay and Sabine Lake and shows roads and trails going into Mexico; Nebraska and Kanzas (sic) with an extra large Nebraska, no Montana and portions of Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin; map for the Territories of New Mexico and Utah showing Fremont's 1844-45 routes; California with an inset of San Francisco and shows Atlantic and Pacific R.R. lines; Washington and Oregon Territories with extended land mass. Also, nice double-page maps of the United States and New York City; plus city plans for Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Savannah, Charleston, Louisville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Chicago. Volume II with maps outside of the Americas, covering European countries, Australia, Arabia, Asia, Islands of the Pacific Ocean and a chart showing the mountains and rivers of the world. Gift inscription from 1856 on the front pastedown. Phillips 816. Lot Amendments Condition: Original full morocco covers handsomely preserved in new binding; Vol. I with a few leaves at ends with paper repairs and a very few maps with light edge-wear or minor small stains; minor toning to margins; extremely good. Item number: 164325

Auction archive: Lot number 199
Auction:
Datum:
17 Nov 2005
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: Colton's Atlas of the World, Illustrating Physical and Political Geography... Author: Colton, George W. Place: New York Publisher: J.H. Colton & Co Date: 1856 Description: 2 volumes. Vol. I with 61 hand-colored maps (2 are double-page), plus insets, and 1 plate with 4 maps not colored, all on 59 map-sheets; Vol. II with 42 hand-colored maps and charts (3 are double-page), plus insets, and 6 plates containing 15 maps that are not colored (including plans for London and Paris), all on 45 map-sheets; Vol. I with pictorial steel-engraved additional title page; Vol. II with steel-engraved frontispiece. (Folio) 18½x16, rebound in black leather using original full morocco front and back covers, front covers gilt-stamped, all edges gilt. Colton's important "Atlas of the World". Volume I with U.S. maps, including: double-page Texas map with two inset plans for Galveston Bay and Sabine Lake and shows roads and trails going into Mexico; Nebraska and Kanzas (sic) with an extra large Nebraska, no Montana and portions of Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin; map for the Territories of New Mexico and Utah showing Fremont's 1844-45 routes; California with an inset of San Francisco and shows Atlantic and Pacific R.R. lines; Washington and Oregon Territories with extended land mass. Also, nice double-page maps of the United States and New York City; plus city plans for Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Savannah, Charleston, Louisville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Chicago. Volume II with maps outside of the Americas, covering European countries, Australia, Arabia, Asia, Islands of the Pacific Ocean and a chart showing the mountains and rivers of the world. Gift inscription from 1856 on the front pastedown. Phillips 816. Lot Amendments Condition: Original full morocco covers handsomely preserved in new binding; Vol. I with a few leaves at ends with paper repairs and a very few maps with light edge-wear or minor small stains; minor toning to margins; extremely good. Item number: 164325

Auction archive: Lot number 199
Auction:
Datum:
17 Nov 2005
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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