Auction 109, Lot 778

"Etrennes Geographiques", Ballard, Christophe

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1760 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

3 x 5 inches
7.6 x 12.7 cm

A fine and complete example of this beautiful and desirable miniature atlas. Title page and frontispiece, advertisement, list of maps, and 26 double-page maps. The maps cover the world and are in beautiful condition with original coloring. A lovely atlas with an attractive original binding in brown leather covers with raised bands. Gilt tooling with floral device all corners and gilt titling. Gilt end papers and edges. A rare find for the miniature atlas collector.


Condition: A+

Contents tight and generally fine. Top spine bumped and cover slightly warped.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/1/2004