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.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 580

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 March 27 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $852,131