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Lot 214: BRADFORD, THOMAS GAMALIEL. A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: BRADFORD, THOMAS GAMALIEL. A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial. Engraved decorative title, hand-colored frontispiece, 76 engraved maps, plans and diagrams mostly hand-colored in outline. Folio, 13 1/4x10 1/2 inches, contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, hinges split and somewhat crudely repaired; foxing throughout. Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, 1835

Notes: First edition, first issue, of "one of the first American general atlases to supplement the maps with lengthy geographical descriptions" (Ristow). Bradford gives significant concentration to North America and the United States, devoting 24 general and state maps to this section.

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