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Gray's Atlas of the United States, with general maps of the world, accompanied by descriptions geographical, historical, scientific, and statistical
Philadelphia: Stedman, Brown & Lyon, 1873. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Folio, approximately 17.25 x 14.5 inches; pp. [4]-68d-175 + [26] ads; three-quarter brown morocco and maroon pebble cloth stamped in gilt and blind; boards and spine leather worn with head of spine perished; corners very worn; hinges reinforced from gutters with binder's tape; marbled endpapers; ex-libris ticket to front pastedown; library markings and pocket to rear pastedown; signatures loosening; call number in pencil to verso of title leaf; 4.5 inch tear repaired with old cellotape to leaf with map of Illinois recto and Missouri verso; leaves mostly clean but some with thumbing or light soil to edges; overall a complete and entirely serviceable copy. First edition of this notable atlas. Ex-library copy, but no markings of any sort to the maps themselves. Illustrated with a total of 65 maps (13 double-page) in original color with numerous insets. These include double-page climatological and geological maps of the United States, single page botanical and zoological maps of the United States, a double-page schematic of rivers and mountains of the world, and single page maps of the world's two hemispheres. There are maps of the continents, various European states, Mexico and Central America and, most important, the United States and territories with select cities. The city maps include Washington, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Lansing, and Detroit. There is also a double-page rail map of Michigan. The double-page map of the Rockies and California includes the "Gadsen Purchase Ten Million of Mexico" line running near the bottom. At the rear are 26 pages of ads, mostly pertaining to Midwestern states and cities. Attractive or even acceptable copies of this atlas are uncommon on the market.
      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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