Hampshire County Massachusetts 1873 F.W. Beers Complete Atlas 35 Township MapsBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, United States, New England, Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Township Maps).
Atlas of Hampshire County Massachusetts.
Published 1873, New York by F.W. Beers & Co.
105 pages, 35 folio map sheets, many double page, three folding out even larger. Text in English. Complete as issued, a profusion of maps, most with owners names, endless businesse4s, plots and properties, etc. All maps blank on reverse.
Publisher's folio 1/4 leather binding, cloth covers, gilt title lettering. Scarce atlas to encounter complete.
Atlas is physically 150 years old and shows signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding well age worn, spine leather dried, scuffed and chipped, covers worn especially at tips and along edges, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, scattered light small spotting throughout (never heavy nor offensive), couple maps may have some early annotations, couple may have short splits, etc., but overall still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 16" H x 13 3/4" W.