London. Letts and Son Co., 1883. Illustrated with 30 double page maps in full colour. Small Folio (9" x 12"). Bound in 3/4 blind ruled calfskin and cloth covered boards. Tri-gilt ruled spine compartments with blind embossed edging. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morroco labels. Marbled endsheets.
A handsome atlas which amongst other highlights, lays down the African discoveries ofr Stanley, the Asian discoveries of Captain Nordenskjold, North American and Arctic discoveries of Captain Nares and others. Additionally depicted are great trunk railway lines. This copy from the library of Sir David Salomons 1797-1893 (famed architect, Lord Mayor of London and Baronet) and bears his bookplate to front pastedown as well as a small rubber stamping to title page.
Front cover slightly bowed. Various rubbing to covers and spine. Covers sunned and a bit soiled with rear cover cloth unsunned and hence, darker. Several maps bound out of sequence, but all present. A Very Good copy with Fine, crisp, unmarred maps.