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JOHNSON, A. J.] FISHER, Richard Swainson
JOHNSON'S NEW ILLUSTRATED FAMILY ATLAS OF THE WORLD with Physical Geography, and with Descriptions, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical, Including the Latest Federal Census, and the Existing Religious Denominations in the World
A. J. Johnson, New York, 1867. Large folio (15" x 18-1/2") bound in original decorated cloth with gilt-lettered and decorated brown morocco leather spine and corners. Complete with 105 numbered hand-colored maps (many double-page) including insets; 2 unnumbered hand-colored maps; 2 hand-colored plates showing world time differences and flags of the world (double-page), 5 charts showing the heights of mountains and lengths of rivers of the world (on 2 pages), 6 physical maps (on 2 pages), 6 hand-colored globe illustrations, and the East and West Hemispheres (full-page); plus an engraved frontispiece from a photograph of the U.S. Capitol building. Many of the maps are of the Americas, primarily the United States, including the Civil War "Map of the Vicinity of Richmond and Peninsular Campaign in Virginia," a nice double-page map of Texas, and the large "California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona" map. Scattered, light foxing, confined mostly to the margins, the coloring bright and bold; Map 27/28 of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island neatly separated at the fold with some fraying to the left margin; a few other maps partially separated at the fold. Splitting at the hinges, primarily the front, with both covers internally reinforced at the joints with cloth tape. Overall Very Good and complete [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]

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