The Century Atlas of the World, 1897
Superb historic document anno 1897
First edition: 1897
This edition: 1897
Dimensions: 33 × 52 cm
Condition: Very good to good. All maps are printed on one side and tipped in; original leather bound hardboards with gilt raised bands and title on spine; may need minor repair of cover to make perfect. Flyleaf (i.e. the very first page) is loose. Some pages have minor waterstaining in bottom corners (see pictures).
Weight: 5 kg
Editor: The Century Co – The Mattews- Northrop co – Buffalo
The Century Atlas of the World
Benjamin Eli Smith was an American editor, born in Beirut, then Ottoman Empire, now capital of Lebanon. He graduated from Amherst College.
The maps of this atlas were all specially made. They are packed with details and beautifully printed with the railroads shown in red!
The atlas consists of the parts:
- preface and contents of the atlas
- v to xx pages of historical and astronomical maps
- xxi – xxx pages of index
- 117 pages (of which 53 of the USA) with modern maps
- 3 to 152: index of the maps of the USA
- 153 – 382: index foreign countries
The world in 1897
This atlas shows inter alia: