Definition of atlas:
- A collection of maps in a volume
- A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n.
- A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; - called also atlas folio.
- A rich kind of satin manufactured in India.
- A volume of plates illustrating any subject.
- A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas.
- One who sustains a great burden.
- The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name.
- "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)", Jacob Bryant.
The publication in 1807 of his official Atlas of Australia, in which he claimed nearly half that continent for France, proves that he never accepted Trafalgar as a death- blow to his maritime and colonial aspirations.- "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
- "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.