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Stock# 68644

Beautiful example of John Cooke's unusual and rare miniature atlas for children, with its complement of circle-framed maps copper-engraved maps.

Cooke chose to diverge from almost all other mapmakers of the time in framing all of his maps in circular borders.

In addition to its world and European maps, the atlas includes three maps of the Americas (North America, the Caribbean, and South America), one of Africa, and three of Asia (Asia, India, and Southeast Asia).

Rare. Not in Phillips Atlases nor King Miniature Maps. Only two examples recorded in RBH (1999 and 2007).


Ink ownership inscription of Wynne Charles Cerjat in 1837. Records indicate Wynne Charles de Cerjat was born in 1825 making him 12-years-old when he owned the book.

Condition Description
Contemporary ½ straight-grain red morocco over blue paper boards, with title label "The Universal Atlas, or Companion to the Geography for Children. Price Eight Shillings." (Binding with minor wear but altogether a pretty object). Title, index, and 28 engraved maps all with contemporary outline hand-color (as called for in the index). Minor offsetting.
Not in Phillips Atlases nor King Miniature Maps.