B00CMG9WWC 48 States On 24 Pages, Tied With String, Front Cover Has Four Divots On Edges And The Owner's Name In Pen Reaar Cover Has 6 Divotes One At The Right Bottom Is Almost 2 Inches, All The Internal Pages Are Solid And Bright. No Year Given. Dc On Front Cover And Alaska On Rear Cover. For Each State They Estimate The Population In 1890. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Arbuckles' Illustrated Atlas Of The United ...
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee, 1889. Soft cover. Condition: Fair. This OLD illustrated atlas is missing the back cover on which is Alaska, then a US Territory. The pictorial covers has small tears along all edges and light smudging. Binding is accomplished with holes punched and tied by a string. Most holes have adhesive hold savers in use. Inner pages each have four 3"x 5" full color pictures/maps. Blurbs on back have all manner of details about the state including area, location, rivers, industries, and population . 26 of 28 pp. Seller Inventory # 20599
Book Description Arbuckle Brothers, New York, 1889. First edition. Oblong quarto. Twelve leaves; each leaf with four distinct chromolithograph maps of states along with some iconographic image of the same state (i.e. Oregon has Salmon Fishing). Original chromolithograph wrappers with string ties. Small chip to bottom spine corner of front and rear wrappers; crease to upper corner of front wrapper; faint dampstain at top of front wrapper and slight rippling to rear wrapper; contents fine and about very good overall.A nice example of this scarce and very decorative atlas that was designed to advertise Arbuckle's Coffee. The atlas is printed on loose pages held together with original twisted string tie. This oblong 4to atlas has 12 sheets, each with four beautiful chromolithographic maps, plus the covers. The front pictorial cover features a fine bird's-eye view of the Capitol building in Washington with an eagle and small map of the District of Columbia on the U.S. shield. The back cover has a great map of Alaska surrounded by regional views of seals and whalers caught on an ice field by two Polar bears, plus a moonlit view of the Arbuckle's Coffee factory in New York. Each of the 48 interior maps is surrounded by vignettes showing the beauty and commerce of the state, with text on the facing page describing the state or territory. Each of the 50 maps is beautifully lithographed in full color. "Beginning in the mid-1880's, the Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company began to include advertising cards, commonly referred to as "trade cards" in packages of their coffee. This was a common device used by companies of the time to tout the virtues of their products. But the Arbuckle company carried the concept a step further and created a series of very desirable images. They then encouraged their customers to collect the entire series of cards and to trade cards with their neighbors in order to complete their sets. Thus, "trade" cards began to evolve into "trading" cards. Arbuckle issued a great variety of cards including birds, animals, cooking, satire, sports and maps. The map series, U.S. States and Nations of the World, were extremely popular. Both series were reissued in album format, available from the company as a mail-order premium. These fascinating cards and albums are still actively collected today, more than 120 years after they were issued. The original Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company, on the other hand, vanished from the scene over 60 years ago" (Old World Auctions). Seller Inventory # 70996