Auction 102, Lot 596

"Nouvel Atlas Portatif destine principalement pour l'Instruction de la Jeunesse d'aprea la Geographie Moderne de seu l'Abbe Delacroix", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.7 x 12.5 inches
24.6 x 31.8 cm

Complete with engraved title page and 52 maps as per the table of contents. Includes four world maps (showing the tracks of explorers including Capt. Cook), five related to the Americas, three of Africa, five of Asia, four of the Holy Land and the balance of Europe. The North American map includes a large inset showing the Sea of the West and a great Northwest Passage. Maps are in original outline color.

References: Pedley, p. 230.

Condition: C

Missing covers and housed in a modern protective slipcase. Maps good to very good with some light foxing, minor creases and a few marginal tears. Double hemisphere World map with tear just entering cartouche at bottom. Well deserving of rebinding.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 3/5/2003

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