Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 178

"[Lot of 2] Amer. Sep. Partie du Labrador. No. 28. [and] Amer. Sep. Partie du Labrador. No. 29.", Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie Guillaume

Subject: Eastern Canada

Period: 1825-7 (published)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique, Statistique et Mineralogique

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 18.6 inches
57.2 x 47.2 cm

This unusual pair of detailed, lithographic maps details the eastern coast of Labrador, with the southern portion of Hudson Bay. 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 of longitude (from Paris) and 6 degrees of latitude. It was also considered to be the first lithographic atlas ever published. The maps were meant to be joined together to form a huge globe measuring 7.75 meters in diameter. There was only one edition of the atlas, published in 1825-27, and the subscription list shows that only 810 copies were sold.


Condition: B

Original outline color. Generally good with some light spotting. Some short tears in generous margins with archival tape repair on verso

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007