Auction 110, Lot 735

"Nouvel Atlas des Enfans, …Geographie…", Vlam, B.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1776 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

4 x 6.7 inches
10.2 x 17 cm

Fine miniature world atlas and geography for children. With 20 of 23 folding copper engraved maps and charts, plus a folding engraving of an Armillary sphere. All in original hand coloring. The missing maps are the World, Spain and Portugal. Title page, frontispiece of baby Atlas holding the globe and a second title page in black and red printing. Preface, A Vis du Libraire, Table des Chapitres, Atlas des Enfans (182 pp.), Nouveau Traite de la Sphere (40 pp.), Index. Hardbound in contemporary brown calf with ribbed spine and leather label in red and gold. A lovely atlas with well engraved charts.


Condition: A

Covers with a little surface wear. Some water stains on blank end papers, not affecting content. Contents clean and bright, signatures tight. Bookplate on front pastedown. Spine beginning to crack on back board.

Estimate: $450 - $650

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/2/2005