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Book Number 4793 
Author Colby, Charles 
Title The Diamond Atlas. With Descriptions of all Countries: Exhibiting Their Actual and Comparative Extent, and Their Present Political Divisions, Founded on the Most Recent Discoveries and Rectifications. The Western Hemisphere. 
Date c. 1857 
Publisher Samuel N. Gaston 
Place of Publication New York 
Edition First Edition 
Volume Information  
Cover Full contemporary black morocco with gilt tooled title and gilt tooled decorative devices on boards. Rebacked expertly in six compartments of raised bands with gilt rulings and gilt decorative devices. Gilt title on 2.  
Illustration Illustrated with 56 color plates depicting maps of various states in the United States and different provinces in Canada, together with maps of Central and South America.  
Size Small 4to (184x164mm) 
Condition Very good condition. Binding in elaborate gilt ruling. Maps are clean and crisp.  
Pagination P. Title, Note, Preface (iii-iv), Contents (v-vi), 7-239. 
Translation Info  
Notes Interesting atlas of the Western Hemisphere, with maps and detailed economic and demographic information of the various regions of North and Central America. Produced by Samuel Gaston and Sidney Morse, the brother of the inventor of the telegraph Samuel Morse.  
Price (US$) 575  
Short Description Book Atlas & Cartography American;  

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