[ASHER & ADAMS]. New Statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States with maps showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World. New York: Asher & Adams, [1873].

$ 1,800.00

Folio, (17 ¾ x 13 inches). 42 lithographed maps with original stencil color (slightly toned, occasional spotting). Modern red morocco, original publisher’s brown cloth, lettered in gilt (extremities worn with one or two chips).

Second edition, first published the previous year. Asher & Adams was a publishing firm active in the 1860s and 1870s who specialized in detailed and colorful atlases, in particular, those of the various states and counties. Starting in the 1870s they were among the first to replace many topographical features with railroad tracks, as here, signaling the growing importance of transcontinental travel.

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