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Black's Atlas with maps by Sidney Hall 1840  

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Black's General Atlas: A Series of Fifty-Four Maps from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources. Engraved on Steel, in the First Style of the Art, by Sydney Hall

Hall, Sidney


Adam and Charles Black



xiv, 40, 40 pp. +  54 engraved plates of maps, profiles, etc.; some maps are double-page, taking up 2 plates; most hand-colored in outline; tissue guards. 44.4x31.8 cm (17½x12½"), period half morocco & cloth, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt.

Handsome and significant atlas with finely-engraved maps, including two of the World, North America, United States to beyond the Mississippi, Mexico including Upr. or New California, and the rest of the known or semi-known world.

References: P-LG 777 (1840 ed); 779 (1841 ed); 793 (1844 ed); 821 (1857); 829 (1860 ed); 849 (1867). The 1860 ed has 3 maps devoted to the U.S.; the 1867 ed, 18 maps devoted to the U.S. P-LG 756 is Hall's New General Atlas, 1830 published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Greens.

Lot Amendments

Some soiling and rubbing to boards; interior with toning and light offsetting; very good.

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