A modern atlas
London , Bensley 1815
Phillips atlases: 724
Grand folio, 55x43 cm, contemporary calf.
Raised bands, title engraved in the spine
Text and 60 double page maps
Contemporary, full body colour
First edition of this huge world atlas with 60 big and very detailed and conscientiously updated maps in contemporary full body hand colour.
The big plates, the strong colours and the geographical detail make this an attractive atlas. The updated political geography in North and South America generally preceding the successful revolutions in the South and expansion into the West in the North make this atlas the more important.