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James Playfair's New General Atlas

Auction:
2842M
Lot:
547
Sold for:
$369$300

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Auction:
Discovery - 2842M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
September 17, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

James Playfair's New General Atlas, London, England, 1814.
Estimate $300-500

?The cover of the atlas is no longer attached, and there are varying degrees of foxing and staining throughout. The cover page and contents page are with significant losses, the new map of the United Provinces, I believe in the Netherlands have significant losses to the center of the map, Persia and Arabia with significant soiling, and water damage and rippling to Columbia, Brazil, and Chili. The atlas appears complete and is 19 x 13.


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London, United Kingdom, Fellows of the Royal Society, Foundations of geometry, James Playfair, William Playfair

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