Wilkinson's World Atlas 1809-11 large complete atlas w/ 48 maps FrankliniaBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Wilkin's General Atlas of World, Quarters, Empires, Kingdoms, States, with Appropriate Tables.
Published 1809-11, London by Wilkinson.
Complete with 48 engraved maps, all with original hand color. Text in English.
We note the 1783 Treaty map of the United States (publ. 1806) has the transitional proposed state of Franklinia on it.
Publisher's 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering on contrasting black leather label, marbled covers.
Book binding is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book and contents are not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, covers rubbed and scuffed with some edge wear exposing boards, front joint cracked, front cover loosely held by binding cords, remains overall entirely attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, most maps very clean and fresh in appearance, minor old ink marks on World hemispheres map, England map with old ink staining that has bled through slightly onto the blank margin of the British Isles map, couple small minor ink spots on Sicily map, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. This rare and wonderful atlas displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 13 7/8" H x 11 1/4" W.