A New Universal Atlas of the World; Comprising, in Twenty Maps, Carefully Prepared from the Latest Information...
by Morse, Jedidah & Sidney E. Morse
Howe & Spaulding,
Title, contents leaf, 20 copper engraved full page maps, one double page. Original quarter leather and marbled boards. Boards quite scuffed, pages browned and some minor foxing, overall very good. This is the Morses' significant early American atlas, with a double-hemisphere map of the World, North America, a double page map of the United States (10 x 16 inches), plus Canada, Europe, its various nations and states, Asia, Africa, Hindoostan, etc. The map of the United States is engraved by A. Daggett, most of the others credited to N. & S.S. Jocelyn. This is basically the same map as that published in 1823 in Morse's An Atlas of the United States, which was engraved by the Jocelyns, as cited by Wheat, then noted by him as also being published in the 1825 edition of Morse's A New Universal Atlas of the World; he makes no mention of this earlier issue. He calls it a "beautifully engraved map [which] includes the Oregon country with the overly-long `Multnomah or Wallaumut' River and with no northern boundary shown..." Often seen colored, this atlas is largely uncolored with only a few maps having partial color. Wheat 355, Phillips Atlases 306.
Book Id: 26706