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Lot 0283
Author: Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel and Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Title: A Universal, Illustrated Atlas, exhibiting a Geographical, Statistical and Historical View of the World
Place Published: Boston
Publisher:Charles D. Strong
Date Published: 1842

218 pp. With 50 engraved map sheets (the U.S. map a double-page map on two sheets, four others with multiple maps on single sheets), engraved by G.W. Boynton, hand-colored; added pictorial lithographed title page & frontispiece. (Folio) 41x33.5 cm (16¼x13¼"), original half-morocco and cloth, stamped in gilt.

One of the great American atlases of the first half of the 19th centur. Includes the double-page map of the United States, and 34 maps of American states and cities, which were originally published as Bradford's "Illustrated Atlas of the United States". With a separate map of the Republic of Texas, of which, as noted in the text, "the boundaries of this infant commonwealth are as yet unsettled on the side of Mexico". Austin is shown and the various grants, etc., between the Red River and the Nueces. Texas is shown as independent from Mexico in the North American map, and is unconnected on the U.S. map, but it is named. Phillips Atlases 783.

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Covers with some rubbing, wear and discoloration, joints tender, front beginning to crack; offsetting from the maps to the text pages,and in the case of the double-page U.S. map, to the map itself (this latter with 4" split at lower centerfold); mottling to some of the hand coloring; very good overall.

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American Atlas TG Bradford 1842

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Sep 22, 2016
San Francisco, CA, USA