Chicago. People's Publishing Co., Title page copyright 1886. Revised to January 1st, 1888.
Twelfth Edition. Heavy hardbound atlas with tipped-in color printed maps (single and double page) pages 7 - 188, numerous black and white in text illustrations, 450 pages, 14 x 12 inches, half leather over pebbled cloth covered boards, decorative debossed cover with faded gilt, marbled edges. Covers in fair condition: extremities rubbed with leather loss to corners and upper 3 1/2 inches of spine, back joint cracked and both joints split at head and tail, multiple marks and abrasions. Library stamps and label residue to front free endpaper, flyleaf and pastedown; toning and creasing to same; interior in very good clean condition overall. Sold as is. Many color maps of the hemispheres, continents, nations, American states (including a map of Washington Territory), Yellowstone National Park, and principal cities of the United States and of the world, as well as several historical maps showing "Greeley's Arctic Explorations", etc. The North Pole is marked "Unknown Regions". A wealth of information is provided in addition to the maps, including flags and arms of various nations, historical chronologies, statistics and figures with color charts, and illustrated text pages about states and nations. A fascinating look at the American perspective of the world at the end of the 19th century. OCLC lists just four U.S. library holdings: Rochester Historical Society, Newberry Library, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and University of Texas at Arlington. Item #56774