Title: The Bible Atlas, With Ancient and Modern Names, Being a Delineation of the Geography, And a Chronological Arrangement of the History of the Holy Bible, As also of the Apocryphal Books and Josephus
Author: Samuel Arrowsmith
Published by Samuel Arrowsmith; B. Fellowes; Whittaker & Co; Simpkin & Co; J. Parker; Adam Black (London; Oxford; Edinburgh), 1835
290mm tall; 30 leaves followed by an unpaginated 22-page index (total of 11 hand colored maps). Complete. All maps in excellent condition. From the famous Arrowsmith family of cartographers; Samuel describes himself here as ‘Hydrographer to the Queen’. This is one of the earliest of the ‘bible atlases’ to have been based on modern archaeological techniques. Beautifully printed, entirely in copperplate up to the index. Alongside traditional historical maps (‘The Antediluvian World’) plans of Jerusalem and The Temple, and chronological tables and concordances, this atlas presents two remarkable Playfairesque maps showing ‘The Ministerial Journies of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’ and ‘The Travels of the Apostle Paul’. Internally very good throughout, noting only some minor darkening to the top corner of the title-page, and some offsetting to blanks; binding a little weak, but holding; original publishers boards, quarter-cloth, with paper label to the cover; boards and spine somewhat worn. Scarce, especially with the maps in this condition. Phillips 4113.