Auction 110, Lot 747

"L'Usage des Globes Celeste et Terrestre et Des Spheres Suivant les Differens Systaemes du Monde", Bion, Nicolas

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1751 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.5 x 8 inches
14 x 20.3 cm

French treatise on the use of globes, scientific instruments and a geography. Two volumes, bound in one, with 382 pages and 48 (of 49) maps and charts, several folding. Includes maps of the Celestial Constellations, World, Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and several European regional maps. Missing plate #22 (a climate chart). The maps are finely engraved with decorative cartouches. Original full leather binding with raised bands and gilt title on spine. Ink stamp of Bibliotheque du Chateau de Villetard on front endpaper.


Condition: B

Well worn covers with front cover starting to separate. Minor worming in gutter, not affecting plates, with some loose plates. Bit of minor soil, but most maps in very good condition. Some pencil and colored pencil marks at front and back.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/2/2005