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Hammond World Atlas with Deck of Trivia Cards

**Includes a vintage deck of geography trivia cards. These are from the 70s just like this atlas, so up the game by spotting what’s out-of-date, e.g. East/West Germanies and North/South Viet Nams.

It may be a small world, but this is a huge atlas. In mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity. In reality, the term atlas wasn’t used for a collection of maps until 1595, by a gentleman namd Gerardus Mercator. My brother has a degree in cartography, but he never got into map making. He’s kind of the white sheep of the family. He was a Marine, a cop, and now he’s a librarian. That’s an interesting career trajectory. I was a little nervous telling him about this current endeavor, what with his being a custodian of books and my repurposing of them. He loves the idea, so I consider that an official endorsement from a librarian.

This is a big, beautiful, dark green book safe with gold lettering on the front and spine. The cover seems kind of padded, presumably to minimize injury if falling from the top shelf.

Published 1971

Compartment Size: 6 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

Book Size: 9 3/4″ x 12 1/2″ x 2″

Weight4.5 lbs
Dimensions12.25 × 13.6875 × 2.875 in


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