Auction 134, Lot 745

"Atlas Portatif, Universel et Militaire…", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1748 (dated)


Color: Black & White

5.4 x 7.8 inches
13.7 x 19.8 cm

Beautiful and complete small quarto atlas containing 80 double-page maps, 24 with interest in the Americas. The dimensions of each map is roughly 8" x 6.5" except for the occasional larger folding map. Contains the great maps "Partie du Mexique"; "Cours du Mississipi et la Louisiane"; "la Floride devisee en Floride et Caroline"; "les Lacs du Canada and Nouvelle Angleterre"; Nouvelle Angleterre Nlle. York, Nlle. Jersey, Pensilvanie Mariland et Virginie"; "Partie de Canada…le Fleuve St. Laurent et la nouvelle Ecosse"; and "L'Acadia." The title pages continues "A Paris : chez l'auteur; Durand libraire; Pissot fils libraire, 1748." Beautifully engraved military-themed title page by Delahaye. Expertly rebound in modern brown leather with additional end papers added. Spine with raised bands, gilt and black leather title label.


Condition: A+

A very fine example of this atlas. All maps are clean and bright except the large triple-folding Venice which has one vertical line of toning.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000


Closed on 12/1/2010