Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Smallest World Atlas

Ms. Cartophiliac is currently reading Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures, by Anne c. Bromer and Julian I. Edison. She showed me this teeny tiny smallest world atlas:



Atlas of the British Empire
London: Edward Stanford, c.1928. 2 x 1½"
The smallest world atlas, reproduced from Queen Mary's Doll's House Library at Windsor Castle.
Twelve double-page colored maps.

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9 Comments:

At Thursday, January 03, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,
Please could you tell me where this mini atlas is now? Is it on display or in a private collection?
Thanks!

 
At Thursday, January 03, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

The book mentioned in this post, "Miniature Books", says it was published to accompany an exhibit at the Grolier Club, New York, May 15 through July 28, 2007. From the introductory material, I do not get the impression that all of the books in the exhibit are owned by the Grolier Club. The text of the book does not indicate who own's the reproduction in the photo. Presumably the original is still at Windsor Castle. For more on the Grolier Club: www.grolierclub.org

 
At Thursday, January 03, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

There is a video about the exhibit here:

http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=52978

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a published edition, there are obviously other copies around. In fact one is coming up at Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Maps and Atlases in London on March 27th 2008.

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 , Blogger Shungaman said...

As a published edition, there must be other copies in circulation. In fact, one is coming up at Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Maps and Atlases on March 27th in London.

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Do you have a URL for the auction item?

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 , Blogger Shungaman said...

Not yet. It should go online in a couple of weeks at bloomsburyauctions.com where there will then be a link to the 27th March Maps and Atlases catalogue.

 
At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Cool! If I had several thousands of dollars to throw about I'd be interested in bidding on it. Feel free to post any news you see about it.

Thanks for the update.

 
At Wednesday, March 26, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the late notice, but the link to the online Bloomsbury Auctions catalogue for the sale on 27th March is http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/644/37.0
At the time of posting this message, the auction takes place TOMORROW, so better act quick if you are interested. But you should be delighted to hear the estimate is only £200-£300, although of course it could sell for more. Good luck!

 

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