Laurie and Whittle: A New and Elegant General Atlas
Stock No. 1025BC
Laurie and Whittle's New and Elegant General Atlas; Chiefly Intended for the Use of Schools and Convenience of Gentlemen's Libraries .... Containing Thirty-Eight Maps, Printed on a Fine Wove Elephant Paper. London, Printed and Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle, Map, Chart, and Printsellers. 1802. Folio (325 x 270 mm.), engraved dedication leaf (to the Princess of Wales), title-page, index, explanation of the elementary map (No. 1) followed by 37 other fully-coloured maps numbered 2 to 38. Contemporary marbled boards (worn) skillfully rebacked and recornered in calf, with inner hinges reinforced with cloth, raised bands, red lettering-piece.
A well-preserved example of this vividly-coloured atlas. A large copy with good margins. Generally in very good state, the maps clean save for occasional very minor marks or soiling in the margins, three maps (Asia, Africa and South America) with some finely-written early ms. notes, Dedication leaf with marginal waterstains. Early ownership signature (Captain Delasope[?] Bart.) on front free endpaper and title-page, later (1918) ownership name and address on ffep.