Lot 1085: HARDESTY'S HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA SPECIAL HISTORY OF THE VIRGINIAS MAPS AND HISTORIES OF HARRISON AND MARION COUNTIES WEST VIRGINIA 1883 Antique Atlas Color Fold-Out Maps Plates Illustrations
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, Illustrated. Containting Large Scale Copper Plate Maps of Each State and Territory of the United States, and the Provinces of Canada; Reference Map of the World; Topographical and Railroad Map of the United States; Thirteen Comprehensive Maps of Bible Geography, Covering All the Countries of Bible History (with a Classified Pronunciative Index for Each Map), Printed in Colors from Plates Secured by Letters Patent. A General Survey of the World; History of the United States; History of Each State nad Territory of the United States; History of the Declaration of Independence; Biographical Sketches of the Signers, Accompanied by Portraits; and Biographical Sketches with Portraits, of All the Presidents, down to and Including the Present Incumbent. Special History of the Virginias. Maps and Histories of Harrison and Marion Counties, West Virginia. Containing a Condensed History of the Counties; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics; Miscellaneous Matters, &c.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: H. H. Hardesty & Co, Publishers
City: Chicago / Toledo
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 349 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 15"
Condition / Notes: This antique large atlas is bound in quarter-leather with stamped gilt ornamentation and lettering on the front cover. The front board is partially separated. There is moderate external wear concentrated at the edges. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light marginal smudging/foxing. The work is profusely illustrated with color and black and white maps, some folding, and numerous illustrations, both full-page and textual.
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