Lot 1075: Charles C Savage THE WORLD GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL 1853 First Edition Antique Geography & History United States Maps Views Engraved Illustrations
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The World: Geographical, Historical, and Statistical; Containing a Description of the Several Continents, Empires, Republics, Kingdoms, and Islands on the Globe, Exhibiting the Peculiarities of Their Physical Aspect, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Climate, Productive and Manufacturing Resources, Commerce, Chief Towns, Government, Education, General History, Etc.
Author: Charles C. Savage
Publisher: Phelps, Fanning & Co.
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 496 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This book begins with a general description of the world, then moves on to describe each of the continents (excluding Antarctica). The largest section is North America, with a history and description of each of the states and the territories. Each state has a full-page map, and some have an additional city map. There is also a full-page map for each continent. This work provides an excellent source of information on the state of the world's civilizations in the mid-19th century.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped lettering/decoration on the covers and spine. Most of the gilt has been rubbed away. The exterior exhibits cracking along the spine, and minor loss at the edges and corners of the boards. The front hinge has been repaired with cloth tape. The pages display age toning and scattered foxing. The book is protected by a plastic cover.
This work is illustrated with numerous maps and engraved illustrations.
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