Early edition (first published in 1822). Original publisher's red half morocco with spine ruled in gilt and printed title label to the upper board. Complete with 21 hand-coloured double-page maps, including one folding map of the world, all on mounted guards and dated 1824. A very good copy, the binding secure with a little cracking to the front hinge, rubbing to the boards and spine, minor loss to the corners, and some faint contemporary ink numbers to the rear board. The contents with a contemporary previous owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page, some offsetting from the maps, a split to the central fold at the foot of the folding map of the world (not affecting the map itself), a small tear to the edge of the map of England as well as a minor ink mark and some small pencil drawings of trees to the head, and the occasional ink mark to the margins/rear of some maps, are otherwise in good order. There is also a rather fun contemporary pencil drawing of George IV to the rear pastedown. An attractive, unsophisticated example.
A charming Georgian children's atlas with wonderful hand-coloured maps by the well-known engraver and cartographer Sidney Hall, including a fold-out map of the world, various maps of Europe, as well as maps of Asia, 'Hindoostan', Africa, North America, the United States, South America and the West Indies.
Stock code: 18046