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A nice example of this unusual atlas that was designed to advertise Arbuckle's Coffee. The atlas is printed on loose pages held together with original twisted string tie. This atlas has 12 sheets, each with four beautifulchromo lithographiccards featuring scenes and maps. The front pictorial cover has a map of Egypt plus the western hemisphere with numerous cherubs around the bottom. The rear cover has a map of Brazil plus a view of the Arbuckles factory and two finely dressed women enjoying Arbuckle's coffee. Text on facing page describes the cards- total of 50 cards illustrated with 48 oninteriorpages, The covers have some normal edge wear with some corner creases/folds--very light soiling--interior pages are clean and crisp. Circa 1889.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.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. OurGoal and Mission Our goal is to deliver to our customers a quality,sought after collectible product at a fair price which is accurately described and shipped properly and in a reasonable time. Please read our feedback. When atransaction is completed we will leave appropriate feedbackand will appreciate your feedback.Thank you for your buys. Policies and Procedures We ship continental U.S. using standard ground USPS with tracking.Wewill ship large items UPS. If you have any other preference, such as added insurance or priority mailing, please notify us immediately after winning an item. Overseas shipping is available to buyders in selected countries. Please contact us for shipping details.We accept PayPal. You must make payment within seven days of product closing. We package all items professionally and securely and take great care in making sure your item reaches you as you purchased it. Unless otherwise stated, in the event that your item is not as described, we have a seven-day return policy with email notification within three days of your receipt of the item. We try to ship out within 5 days of payment (excluding holidays/weekends),however we do have a busy show/product schedule that may delay shipping by 4-5 days. We appreciate your patience. Feedback is much appreciated and we will leave feedback upon the successful completion of transaction. Thank you for your interest.