Antique & Extremely Scarce'THE MODERN ROYAL ATLAS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE Various Empires, Kingdoms, and States, ON THE SURFACE OF THE GLOBE. , with Hand Coloured Engraved Maps. Published by OLIVER & BOYD, CALEDONIAN PRESS, NETHERBOW, EDINBURGH.A really superb antique World Atlas which includes 26 double page engraved plates of maps of the worlds various countries as in this period in time, the engravers name which is to the base of some of the map plates, was the famous engraver'S. The colour plates of maps include the impressive'I. THE SPHERE' being the first plate &'II. WORLD' which is the first double page map, the rest of the maps are as follows : III. BRITISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA. The maps are all present & intact, the board covers are part leather bound (they are pretty heavily worn with rubbing, bumps to the corners, some tears to the leather at the base of the spine, as well as a few small worm holes also at the base of spine), the inner pages map plates etc. Are overall in good condition, having some age browning & slight spotting, some of the maps are torn partly along the central seams, there is one small worm hole to several of the pages edges at the bottom corner of the pages, but not affecting the maps in any way (see photos for more on the atlas's details & these conditions), the binding is overall tight & intact.
Average double page map sizes are 7-1/2 " (190mm) x 9" (230mm) , atlas size 11-3/4 " (298mm) x 8" (203mm) & overall the atlas is in GC for its age of around 216 years old. A really very nice, highly desirable & collectable antique atlas, from a time long past. I have another Antique Atlas which is again an Engraved Hand Coloured example from 1822'The ATLAS of ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY by Samuel Butler D.1822', & have many more vintage naval charts & other interesting items including, militaria & maritime items in my other auctions, so please do have a look. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "u-555" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Vietnam.