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Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas 1869  

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Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World...With Physical Geography, and with Descriptions, Geographical, Statistical and Historical, Including the Latest Federal Census, and the Existing Religious Denominations in the World

Johnson, Alvin J.

New York

A. J. Johnson, Publisher



With 113 map sheets present, as listed on the contents page, including hand-colored maps (many double-page), East and West Hemispheres, plus insets; 3 hand-colored plates, including: world time differences, flags of the world (double-page), 5 charts showing the heights of mountains and lengths of rivers of the world (double-page); also, 12 physical maps (on 4 pages); steel-engraved frontispiece of the U.S. Capitol building; plus several wood engravings within the text, plus 2 full-page Coats of Arms leaves. (Folio) 44.5x36 cm (18x14½"), period half morocco and decoratively blind-stamped cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers.

The comprehensive Johnson’s atlas of the United States and the world, with 36 maps focusing on the Americas, with 28 of those pertaining to the United States. A photographic portrait of an unidentified uniformed man with a facsimile inscription beneath is affixed to the front free endpaper. This volume is less common than the earlier editions.

Double-page maps include: United States and several individual U.S. states; the World; North America; portions of Canada; New York City and Brooklyn; Richmond and Peninsular Campaign; Texas; California and the Southwest; West Indies; South America; Europe; England and Wales; France, Spain and Portugal; Prussia and Germany; Italy; Austria, Turkey in Europe and Greece; Russia; Asia; Hindoostan (India) and Farther India (Southeast Asia); China and Japan; Africa; Australia and East Indies.

Lot Amendments

Good amount of wear and staining to boards, with leather worn from corners; hinges cracked, numerous clear tape repairs to initial pages and scattered throughout, contents leaf and map sheet no. 55 (Ohio) are detached and laid in, final two map sheets (Nos. 112, 113 - Roman Empire, Ancient Greece & Rome) are not present; occasional clear tape repairs made to map versos, light staining throughout largely to margins; all maps good or better, generally very good.

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