Sale 610 Lot 35

* ARROWSMITH, Aaron (1750-1823) and Samuel LEWIS (d.1862). A New and Elegant General Atlas. Boston: Thomas & Andrews, May 1812.

4to (266 x 225 mm). 64 engraved maps (2 folding), including a duplicate copy of "Asia Minor" map. (Folding maps with tears crossing image, map of Holland with short tear crossing neatline, some light dampstaining to lower and fore-margin, a few other light stains or browning.) Original calf-backed marbled boards (spine perished, overall wear, front free endpaper loose). Third edition, preceded by editions of 1804 and 1805, including 7 maps not in the previous edition. The map of Louisiana "was the primary map of the newly purchased territory of Louisiana and its surroundings and, as such, reflected and shaped American popular geographical images of the western interior at the time of Lewis and Clark" (Cohen, p.80). Phillips 718; Rumsey 28; Wheat, Transmississippi 259, 260, 261, and 262 (the 1804 editions).


Estimate $400-600







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