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Lot 224: GOODRICH, SAMUEL GRISWOLD; [and BRADFORD, THOMAS GAMALIEL.] A General Atlas of the World,

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: GOODRICH, SAMUEL GRISWOLD; [and BRADFORD, THOMAS GAMALIEL.] A General Atlas of the World, with a Separate Map of Each of the United States of America. Lithographed decorative title, 49 engraved mapsheets with original hand-coloring (full-page, one double-page). Folio, 17x14 inches, publisher''s 1/2 roan, central gilt stamped title on upper cover, worn and somewhat stained, binding intact but separated from book block; title page loose with staining and minimal edge loss, occasional spotting, hand-color oxidized with offsetting throughout, map of United States with small split at lower center fold, map of Michigan with small marginal tear. Boston: G.D. Strong, 1841

Notes: Largely a re-issue of Bradford''s Illustrated Atlas of 1838. The majority of the maps bear his imprint including the famous map of Texas as a Republic, here in the second state with counties added.

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