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September 25, 2008 – September 26, 2008

Lot #697
Temp #20
Sold For $3,000.00   (hammer price)
 $3,450.00   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated September 27, 2008


(MAPS) ATLAS: Colton's Atlas of the World. Published by J.W. Colton, NY, 1856. Two vols. Folio. Vol. 1 is not complete, with end pages in poor condition. Some minor toning. calf with black cloth. Replacement cloth covers worn. Spine brown leather and lower part missing. Plates with slight toning. Volume 1 with original gilt and impressed boards with missing morocco spine. Some spotting to early pages and slight water stain at top of several early pages. Both vols. with marbled edges.


Volume 1: cover has been replaced. Bindings differ on the two volumes. No title on cover of volume one. There is some damages to end papers. Overall toning. This volume does not contain detailed maps of other countries. Colton in the mid 1850's changed over from one vol. atlas to two-vol. atlases. Although this volume states that it is complete, it is not.

The World Atlas (Vol. 2) is complete. There is minor toning. The spines don't match each other and both display partial loss. Please consult Robert Eldred directly for condition report questions. (508) 385-3116.

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