Johnson's Historical Atlas 1880 Complete 34 color history world maps 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Atlases, Books with Maps, Historical Maps).
Johnson's Historical Atlas.
Published 1880, Edinburgh & London by W. & A.K. Johnston.
2 volumes, each c. 150 pages. Text in English. Volume 1 complete with 34 color lithographed maps, second volume is all explanatory historical text devoted to each of the maps.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, old cloth spine repairs, evidence of old hand lettering on spine. Institutional blind stamp on title pages, book plates and pocket sot paste downs, all maps and text apparently free of any other markings.
An uncommon 19th century atlas.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, joints slightly scuffed, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this antique set survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Books Measure c. 11 1/2" H x 9" W.