Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 688

"Partie de la Perse. No. 52", Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie Guillaume

Subject: Caucasus

Period: 1827 (published)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 20 inches
56.6 x 50.8 cm

An extremely detailed map of the Caucasus region with fine information on Armenia and Azerbaijan with a bit of eastern Turkey and northern Iran. The Atlas Universel was the first atlas to present all the maps on the same scale (1: 1,641,836), with each map covering an area of approximately 20 degrees longitude (from Paris) and 6 degrees of latitude. Also considered to be the first lithographic atlas ever published. The maps were meant to be joined together to form a huge globe. There was only one edition of the atlas, published in 1825-27, and the subscription list shows that only 810 copies were sold.


Condition: A

Original color.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006