"With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities Etc. Comprehended in seventy five sheets and forming a series of one hundred and twenty two maps plans and sections." In the original binding, which is marbled paper over boards, 3/4 dark red leather, with a 4x7-inch leather label on the front cover, with quite elaborate gilt lettering and decoration on the label. Size of sheets is 17 by 14 inches. Hand-colored frontispiece shows "Heights of the Principle Mountains of the World." One map (of the United States) is two pages, with two insets, one showing the District of Columbia, the other the Gold Region of California. The western states are territories at that time, of course. Contents: Each map shows a "shadow of itself" on the reverse, but this does not affect the map opposite. Large round stamp on front endpaper; name (upside down), light foxing and light soil on front free endpaper, all endpapers lightly soiled. Small light stain on title page and table of contents page, small waterstain top corner of table of contents page, same on rear free endpaper. Maps are untorn, and show just a bit of foxing to some margins, maps themselves are very good.The book is very tight. The covers are heavily worn and scuffed, particularly at edges and joints. Gilt is bright. A sound, very useable, pre-Civil War atlas in the original binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS CONTAINING MAPS OF THE ...
Verlag: Thomas Cowperthwaite & Co.
Einband: Hard Cover
Buchbeschreibung Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. No. 253 Market Street; c. 1850-53., Philadelphia, 1850. Rebacked in half red-cloth, preserving contemporary marbled boards; flat spine with gilt lettered title on red morocco label; endpaper renewed, Size : Large folio (432x350mm). , Illustrated with seventy (70) sheets comprising one hundred and seventeen (117) maps, plans and sections in contemporary hand colouring. Lacks title, a few maps with expert marginal repairs. Otherwise maps are in very good condition. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers B5699
Buchbeschreibung Published by the Author, Philadelphia, 1836. Hardcover. Zustand: Fair. Folio. Unpaginated. Contains 68 of 69 plates, lacking Plate LV (Russia in Europe). Hand-colored copperplate maps of the individual U.S. States and a few cities, as well as nations around the world. Bound in reverse calf. The binding is in poor condition. The front and rear boards are detached, and the text block is broken into multiple sections. An early owner had bored three holes through the text block near the spine, likely to use as a hanging atlas. The plates are toned about the edges with some damping to the fore edge of the prelims. Maps show toning and some foxing and occasional stains. The map for Spain and Portugal (Plate XLIII) is detached but present and has some tears and chips about the edges. Some of the international maps towards the rear, including that of Enlgand, have pencil notations in the margins, on the versos, and sometimes in the maps themselves. The North American maps show toning and some foxing. The U.S. city maps of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington City are present. Contains 67 of 68 maps plus the engraved ornamental title for a total of 68 of 69 plates. Obviously, the condition of the individual maps are paramount. We have a photo album of this atlas on our Facebook page (Pages Past Used and Rare Books) with each map pictured. We can provide images for individual maps upon request, but we will not sell the maps individually. This atlas came from the Mordecai collection of North Carolina and may have been used at the Mordecai Female Seminary in what is now Warrenton, North Carolina. We have another, smaller atlas signed by Jacob Mordecai, who founded the boarding school in 1809. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 036828
Buchbeschreibung Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. Hardcover. Zustand: Good. 1st Edition. 17.5" x 14.5". Cover considerably worn. Hinges mildly cracked, but book remains solid and tight. Previous owner signature, dates of 1848 and 1861, written on endpaper. Seventy-one hand-colored maps plus hand-colored frontispiece showing lengths of principal rivers in the world and heights of principal mountains. Maps are in very good condition, very clean, with only an occasional small smudge. Light age-browning on pages, mild soiling and foxing on endpapers. Please note: Shipping to U.S. address only on this item. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 55487
Buchbeschreibung Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1848., 1848. Folio (17 2/8 x 14 inches). Lithographed vignette title-page. Hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece showing the lengths of rivers and the heights of mountains, a fine lithographed double-hemisphere map of the world and 70 full-page maps all with original hand-colour in full and engraved by Peter S. Duval of Philadelphia. Original half red morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt (extremities quite worn). Provenance: with the pencil trials of a young John H williams of Petersville Frederick County on the endpapers. First published by Mitchell in 1846 after having acquired the rights to Henry Schenk Tanner's "New Universal Atlas" from Carey & Hart who had published editions in 1843 and 1844. However Mitchell changed many of the maps, changed the copperplates to lithography, and then issued the atlas at least once a year until 1850, when he sold the rights to Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company. Thereafter the rights were bought and sold several times, with the atlas being published until at least 1860. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 72lib208
Buchbeschreibung Copperthwait, Desilver & Butler, Philadelphia, 1854. 75 hand tinted plates. Folio [43 cm] Bound in the original 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Leather gilt stamped label on the front board. Near fine. Extremities of boards rubbed. Internally very clean with no foxing or tears. Complete with all 75 hand-tinted plates. A nice copy of this rare Atlas whose focus is primarily the United States. Includes nice maps of New York (double page with insets of New York [City], Rochester, Albany and Niagara), Washington [DC] that includes a plan of the U.S. Capitol, Massachusetts (with an inset of Boston), Texas (with insets of Galveston and North Texas), Louisiana (with an inset of New Orleans), Florida (with insets of Pensacola, Tallahassee and St. Augustine) and a lovely map of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico (that among other things shows Fillmore as the capital of Utah). Uncommon in this nice condition. Wheat 812. Moffat 29. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 43004
Buchbeschreibung Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1847., 1847. Folio, (17 3/8 x 14 ½ inches). Vignette title page (toned with one or two spots). Hand-colored lithographed frontispiece "Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World" and "Lengths of the Principal Rivers in the World" (Plate 73), 72 fine lithographed maps with original hand-color in full (lower corner of Plate 14 torn away, occasional spotting and browning). Original publisher's half red roan, marbled boards, lettered in gilt (hinges cracked but holding, overall quite worn with loss). Provenance: Contemporary pen trials to recto of front free endpaper. First published by Mitchell in 1846 after having acquired the rights to Henry Schenk Tanner's "New Universal Atlas" from Carey & Hart who had published editions in 1843 and 1844. However Mitchell changed many of the maps, changed the copperplates to lithography, and then issued the atlas at least once a year until 1850, when he sold the rights to Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company. Thereafter the rights were bought and sold several times, with the atlas being published until at least 1860. "Many maps bear the imprint of S. Augustus Mitchell, and the copyright notice of H. N. Burroughs, or of H. S. Tanner. This atlas is a reissue of Tanner's New Universal Atlas which continued to be published for some years as Mitchell's New Universal Atlas, without reference to Tanner. Includes a map of Oregon and Upper California not called for in the table of contents. [Plate] No. 72, Lengths of the principal rivers in the world [and] Heights of the principal mountains.is bound as [the] frontispiece. The engraved title page has a vignette, 'First landing of Columbus in the New World.'" Phillips Atlases 797. This copy differs from Phillips's in the following issue points: the map of Oregon and Upper California is in fact listed in the Table of Contents as Plate 36; however, the plate itself is unnumbered and the numbering of the subsequent plates is off by one with respect to the Table of Contents. Here, the frontispiece showing the heights of the world's mountains and the lengths of the world's rivers is numbered 73, rather than 72. Title page bears the 1844 copyright notice of Carey & Hart, but most maps bear that of H. N. Burroughs. Catalogued by Megan Scauri. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 72MMS160
Buchbeschreibung S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1848. Hardcover. Zustand: VG. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. Early Edition. 3/4 Red Morocco leather and Green Marbled paper over boards, large red morocco/gilt label elaborately decorated/tooled on front cover. With a special map of each of the United States, plans of cities & comprehended in seventy sheets and forming a series of 117 maps, plans and sections on 72 handcolored lithographic plates. (17 1/2 X 14 1/4") . Spine rebacked recently, leather area along joints still originial and replaced end pages. Light extremity wear/rubbing, minor small edge/corner chipping/scrapes and light minor occasional foxing/tanning. Minor bowing to rear board foredge. Plates are bright with a barely noticeable touch of foxing here and there. ; hand colored Illustrations; Folio; 72 pages. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 38035
Buchbeschreibung Thomas, Copperthwait & Co., Philadelphia, 1852. Color frontispiece depicting Lengths of Principal Rivers and Heights of Principal Mountains of the World; lithographed title page in color with vignette depicting Columbus's Landing; ornamental table of contents and 73 color maps. Oversized folio, original 3/4 red leather with decorated gilt leather title label on front panel. Tiny old bookseller's ticket on pastedown; light scuffing to the binding; tight and sound; contents beautiful. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 67099
Buchbeschreibung S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1846. Folio. (17 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches). Engraved title with large vignette, letterpress Table of contents, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 71 hand-coloured maps, many with insets [complete]. Period half dark red morocco over marbled paper covered boards Mitchell's first issue of Tanner's New Universal Atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories, including Texas. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas , published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the Atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter and hand-colour the maps. This is the first Mitchell edition of Henry Tanner's A New Universal Atlas . Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 42 maps and plans of the area, including three city plans of New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Including the insets, the atlas contains 117 maps. Phillips Atlases 6103; Ristow pp. 311-313. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 28386
Buchbeschreibung S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1846. Hardcover. Zustand: Good. 1st Edition. 18" x 14". Marbled boards; leather spine and corners; with gilt-stamped label. Awesome colored and historic maps; all maps intact and in VERY GOOD condition. Atlas with broken inner front hinge and split at spine edge. Included are 71 numbered sheets (while Title indicates 70). This rare atlas is unmarked and has no ownership or library markings. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1483916980275