Jul 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2540 - Exhibition Hours

Sale 2540 - Lot 246

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
ENTHOFFER, JOSEPH. Topographical Drawings Methodically Arranged and Engraved for the Use of Officers of the Army & Navy, Civil Engineers, Academies, Colleges and Schools of Science. Engraved title and 24 engraved plates (several transfer-printed in colors). Oblong folio, 12x15 inches, half polished calf over moiré-grained cloth, competently rebacked and recornered, shelf labels pasted to upper cover; ink stamps of the British Patent Office Library and Commissioners of Patents for Inventions to the verso of title and each plate, British Library Humanities and Social Sciences discard stamp to title verso; plates fine. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1869

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Rare pedagogic atlas designed and engraved by Joseph Enthoffer, a topographical engineer and engraver for the United States Coast Survey whose tenure at that agency spanned much of the second half of the nineteenth century. The plates, intended for students of topographical drawing, crisply demonstrate the conventional styles, signs, and exacting specifications required to technically produce a serviceable geographic or hydrographic map. together with: a spiral-bound facsimile of the 108-page Manual of Topography, and Text-Book of Topographical Drawing to which the present work is an accompaniment. No copies of either work traced in auction records.