Auction 111, Lot 750

"Atlas Historique de la France Ancienne et Moderne…par M. Rizzi Zannoni…Execute par le S. Desnos…", Rizzi-Zannoni, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1765 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 11 inches
22.9 x 27.9 cm

A fine and complete atlas with approximately sixty decorative, copper engraved maps, all set within ornamental borders. Atlas contains approximately 54 double-page maps of France, plus 2 large folding maps of France, 3 of European interest and one that shows most of the Eastern Hemisphere. The folding maps are titled: "Galliae Veteris..." and "La France Divisee en toutes ses Provinces….." Hardbound with paper covers and leather label on spine, large 4to. Contents: double-page decorative title page by Le Charpentie, Discours Preliminaire (15 pp.), approximately 60 engraved maps (including 2 folding maps). The atlas cover should be restored.

References: cf. Phillips (A) 2990-2993.

Condition: A

Maps are fine (A+), all signatures tight. All maps printed on thick hand laid paper. Covers sound but very worn and rubbed, leather title label on spine intact. Complete down to original end papers.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/8/2005