Physical Geography Atlas 1864 Johnston complete 20 color litho maps GeologyBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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School Atlas of Physical Geography, Illustrating in a Series of Original Designs, by Alexander Keith Johnston.
Published 1864, Edinburgh by William Blackwood and Sons.
Contains 20 detailed color lithographed cartographic plates, several containing more than one map.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised and gilt bands, gilt lettering on covers. All edges gilt.
Front cover has detached from book, leather is dried and well scuffed/ worn, covers stained- exterior binding in poor condition. However, text block and maps remain overall mostly clean, tight, and sound. One map w/ stray red marks (shown in video), text block contents shaken but still well sewn.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive, uncommon/ scarce color lithographed atlas with a profusion of relatively early thematic scientific maps covering the entire world.
Book measures: 15" H X 11 1/4" W.