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The Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography. An Extensive Series of Maps, Embracing the Most Recent Discoveries and the Latest Political Divisions of Territory in all Parts of the World. Compiled and Engraved from the Most Authentic Sources
London: Blackie & Son.. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Modern? (ish) half leather, bound with a heavy plain black unlettered leather spine, with 4 raised bands, and corners over burgundy cloth boards. Reinforced inner hinge in blue 'cloth' with marbled paper endpapers stuck down to white card, and similar to the rear endpapers - which in this case should be 'endcards'. These 'endcards' have the half title and the last page stuck down to these white card endpapers. Possibly an Amateur binder? . Large Folio/Small Elephant Folio. Approx 38 cm x 31 cm (15" x 12.5"). (xi) + [i] + 100 maps plus Index 117 pp. These 100 numbered maps are hand-coloured in outline, mainly on double-page sheets, but some on single page sheets and some are 'North' and 'South' (ie: half a map) on individual double pages. All page fore-edges are gilt. The maps are generally VG but all have uniform and light brown (dust engrained) edges to the blank margins. A lot of this will rub off. Some of the maps have a little light foxing here and there. There is a large tear, repaired with now yellowing sellotape, across Map XXX (30) - A single page map 'The Shores of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic and the Black Sea'. There is a small ink blot to the bottom edge of the 'General Map of Asia'; on the map 'Persia, Afghanistan and Beloochistan' there is an old ink circle around the name 'Jellalabad' and an ink cross in the margin marking this; and some pencil notes on the 'General Map of South America' - easily erased I should imagine. The rest of the Atlas is unmarked. Double page maps measure circa 54 cm x 37 cm. ALL Maps are mounted on raised lengths of paper ensuring there are NO centre staples or similar. Great Source material for researchers /students, and individually lovely pictorial memorials of a world now past - lots of blank uncharted territories worldwide. Great for framing. Very Heavy. See IMAGES. ; Small Elephant Folio 23" tall .
      [Bookseller: Sue Lloyd-Davies Books]
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