A New General Atlas, with the Divisions and Boundaries Carefully Coloured; Constructed Entirely from New Drawings
by Hall, Sidney
London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849. Hardcover. Folio atlas containing the complete collection of 53 engraved maps with hand colored boundaries, the striking maps in fine condition. The map of Australia showing only Western Australia, New South Wales, Australia Felix, and South Australia, with Lake Torrens shown and many rivers added in NSW (Tooley 683). The map which follows is Van Diemen's Land, which is divided into 19 Police districts (counties), (Tooley 688). The map of the United States extends as far west as Nebraska Territory, New Mexico and Texas with "Indian Territory" (present day Oklahoma) just to the north. The map of British North America shows "upper California" and Oregon, pre gold rush, with Alaska shown as "Russian Territory". Mexico and the Central States map includes upper or new California, and undesignated New Mexico and Arizona. Folio, 53 plates, Index 59pp. Maroon gilt leather, with gilt title at front board and spine. The boards quite rubbed, the spine with only the title remaining, the rest of the spine lacking, the rear board marked and warped. Internally, two maps loose but present. The volume would benefit from a rebinding, the front board worthy of conserving, the rear board perished, otherwise in good plus condition.David Rumsey cites this edition, "Hall did a revised edition in the 1850-57 period (Phillips 821). OCLC: 557977498 records one copy, at the British Library.
(Inventory #: 22254)
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