Description: Folio (557 x 365mm.), engraved title with dedication, dated 1842, engraved leaf with preface and list of contents, dated 1847, 50 double-page engraved maps, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a suite of 16 Arrowsmith maps, on 17 sheets, the maps variously dated between 1842 and 1858, some folding, contemporary outline colour, contemporary half calf gilt,
some maps trimmed or with repairs to verso, binding worn
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Atlases 790, a comparable edition with title dated 1842, containing the additional 17 maps sheets dated to 1853
Provenance: Robert, Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), armorial bookplate; his daughter Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe
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