Dec 06, 2012 - Sale 2297

Sale 2297 - Lot 152

Price Realized: $ 9,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
FINLEY, ANTHONY. New American Atlas [from the binding]. 15 hand-colored folding engraved maps on 14 mapsheets. 12mo, wallet-style straight grain crimson roan; lacking a small portion of the flap; maps beautiful and clean. Philadelphia, 1826

Additional Details

Unusual pocket or travelling issue, rather than the usual folio format with double-page maps. Printed on slightly thinner paper and bound wallet style. The name of the atlas is stamped on the wallet-style binding in gilt. A letterpress Index is mounted as the front pastedown. This copy sold by Philadelphia bookseller and printer John Grigg, as indicated on the flap. Phillips, Atlases 1378; Ristow, Amer. M&M, page 270.