New York. A. S. Barnes & Burr. 1860.
Atlas "Designed for Schools, Academies and Seminaries...for advanced classes." 32 color maps, 110 pages, paper-covered boards with leather spine, 12 1/8 x 10 inches. Covers are soiled and very worn, with publisher information illegible. Leather binding on spine damaged. Title page identifies the volume as National Geographical Series No. 4., with additional pertinent information regarding publisher, etc. The volume begins with three pages of useful "Definitions" followed by "Exercises"; the latter are positioned in close relation to pertinent maps, with focus first on the Hemispheres and next on North America followed by the United States. The attractive double-page U.S. map in color precedes general textual information regarding the country and is followed by single page regional maps in color, first "Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont" and proceeding to the whole of the United States. The volume progresses to Europe, Asia, Africa, etc., for a total of 32 maps, accompanied by pertinent text. Four of the U.S. maps are marred by toning spots, perhaps inevitable in an atlas of this vintage. The U.S. maps are, overall, in good condition, and the foreign maps appear to have escaped the "close attention" of readers, being particularly bright and clean. An engaging volume, once you get past the covers. Item #55232