Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 272

Price Realized: $ 7,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
THOMAS, COWPERTHWAIT & CO.; and MITCHELL, SAMUEL AUGUSTUS. A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World; With a Special Map of Each of the United States, Plans of Cities, &c. Engraved title-page printed in gold, pochoir table of contents in blue and gold, and 74 engraved maps and plans in fine original hand-coloring. Folio, 17 1/2x14 inches, slightly worn original marbled boards with gilt morocco lettering piece to upper cover, rebacked and recornered; contents very fine; printed paper label of contemporary Boston bookseller and stationer Lemuel N. Ide to front pastedown. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1851

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A beautiful American world atlas including a double-page map of the United States with insets of the District of Columbia and the California Gold Region by J.H. Young. The individual maps variously show the imprint of Thomas, Cowperthwait or Mitchell, but the majority bear no imprint whatsoever.