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"the smallest miniature atlas in existence" (Bondy)

Title
Atlas of the British Empire reproduced from the original made for Her Majesty Queen Mary's Doll's House.
Author
STANFORD, Edward
Publisher
Edward Stanford Ltd, Cartographers to the King,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[c1928].
Price
SOLD
Reference
14537

Description

Miniature book (43 by 34mm), title printed in red and black, 12 coloured double-page maps, publisher's label, original red roan, lettered in gilt, edges gilt.

Notes

A fine miniature atlas produced from the original made in 1922 for Queen Mary's Dolls' House.

The Dolls' House was built between 1921 and 1924 from the designs of the leading architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The four-storey Palladian villa was constructed in 1/12 scale and it exhibited the finest British craftsmanship of the period. The Library consists of 200 books, which were commissioned to the leading names of the time.

Stanford's atlas is accurately drawn, showing British possessions in red. The world map is, potentially, the smallest world map ever printed.

Bibliography

Bondy, Miniature Books, p.153; Spielmann 13; Welsh 307;