Quarto (365 x 265 mm.), full contemporary publishers red cloth binding, ornate black panelling to boards with central title, decorative spine, worn. With 72 coloured maps. Otherwise in good condition.
This series of maps was first published as ‘The National Gazetteer’ which was issued in parts from 1863-68. William Hughes (1817-76) was Professor of Geography in King’s College, London from 1863-75. Interestingly Hughes worked at the British Museum as a cataloguer between 1841-43 working on geography books. The publishers were the firm of Virtue and Co. founded by George Virtue. This new atlas edited by Professor Keane is in a larger format with the maps edge bound. There is only the one edition of this work. Batten & Bennett (2000) 144; Carroll (1996) 126.