Beautiful Colton's General Atlas 1859 with 170 Steel Plate Maps

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Seller: uradio_2009 (120) 100%, Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, Ships to: US, Item: 254537218494 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Rare Antebellum Folio Atlas; 45 x 37.5 cm. (17 1/2x14 3/4"). Beautiful picture of a lady (the muse Urania) studying a book and a globe surrounded by a lattice embossment on both covers. Rubbing to cover, wear to extremities. Internally generally good, with foxing to the preliminary pages. [282] pages : 170 beautiful steel plate maps and plans on 100 sheets. The Atlas includes individual maps by continent, country, state, territory and city. Each regional map is accompanied by: Astronomical Position, Boundaries, Dimensions, Physical Aspects, Political, Population, Industry, Agriculture, Religion, Education, and History. The Atlas was published two years prior to the Civil War, the statistics include slaves and the "free colored population." Approximately half of the maps are devoted to the United States with state maps and city plans. Western Americana maps include: "Nebraska and Kansas Territories," "Oregon and Washington," "Utah and New Mexico," etc. Refs: Phillips Atlases 827 (citing 1857 edition). The maps that have significant damage are included here in the images. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for shipping. Condition: Excellent condition with strong binding and excellent maps. A few have center fold damage (see images of damaged maps), Cartographer/Publisher: J.H. Colton, Format: Atlas, Type: World Atlas, Year: 1859, US State: AK, HI, Date Range: 1800-1899

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