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    The Rare Atlas Volume Issued to Accompany the Imperial Octavo Edition of Charles Wilkes' Exploring Expedition

    Charles Wilkes. The Atlas Volume only from: Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. during the Years 1840, 1841, 1842. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845.

    This Atlas Volume is from the first trade edition (and the first generally available edition, with 1,000 copies printed; two earlier quarto editions had limitations between 100 and 150 copies each). Tall octavo atlas volume (10.85 x 6.85 inches) of five large folding maps.

    Publisher's brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Minor spotting, light wear, and rubbing to the binding. Yellow coated endpapers. General browning and offsetting to the maps. First map has several folds with long tears that need repairing, and other tears that are already mended; next map has just short or corner tears. Very good.

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