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The Edinburgh Geographical and Historical Atlas by John Hamilton - Hardcover - ca. 1831 - from Attic Books (SKU: 119993)

The Edinburgh Geographical and Historical Atlas

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The Edinburgh Geographical and Historical Atlas

by John Hamilton

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Edinburgh: John Hamilton, ca. 1831. Leatherbound. Very good +. 16, 288, 4 p. 49 cm. 68 hand-coloured maps, many fold-out, and one fold-out of Mountain Chains with b&w engraving. Plate 32 missing as stipulated in Contents. Scales differ. Rebound in half leather by Keith Felton. Gilt trim. Original boards. Occasional dampstains and thumbing. Tear in fold of plate 61. Repairs to edges and corners of Contents page. Earlier repairs to edges of Table of Mountain Chains, Chart of the World, fold-out map of the Russian Empire.

Title continues: "Comprehending A Sketch of the History of Geography; A View of the Principles of Mathematical, Physical, Civil, and Political Geography; An Account of the Geography, Statistics, and History of Each Continent, State, and Kingdom, Delineated. And a Tabular View of the Principal Mountain Chains in the World. Engraved on Sixty-nine Copperplates, and Compiled from Materials Drawn from the Newest and most Authentic Sources." This magnificent atlas was published about 1831 by John Hamilton, successor to well-known copperplate engraver and printer Daniel Lizars (ca. 1760-1812). Text at rear covers the history of geography, fossil remains, political geography (with emphasis on Britain), etc. Index to place names at end of plate section and index to historical section at rear. A beautiful book.


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The Edinburgh Geographical and Historical Atlas
John Hamilton
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John Hamilton
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ca. 1831
Reference, Atlases, Geography, World maps, Daniel Lizars
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