Auction 134, Lot 746

"Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dresse Pour l'Historie Philosophique & Politique…", Bonne/Raynal

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8.3 x 10 inches
21.1 x 25.4 cm

This is the atlas volume for Abbe Raynal's "L'Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes." Complete and filled with his well drawn maps and charts with engraving by Andre. In original brown leather binding with raised bands and gilt tooling and title. Full marbled end papers, two title pages and list of maps, Analyse Succincet de Cet Atlas (28pp), 49 maps and charts, and numerous folding statistical tables. Red fore edge paint. Maps include two world maps (both folding), Europe, Asia, Africa, ten related to Europe, three related to Africa, two related to India, Arabia, the East Indies, the Moluccas, China, Persia, Philippines, Russia, South America plus six related, and several Caribbean charts. Plus all of the great maps related to North America: Mexico; le Nouveau Mexique; Terre-Neuve, Acadia…; Occidentale du Canada; Louisiana & Florida; Partie Nord des Etats Unis; and Partie Sud des Etats Unis. The atlas volume did not carry any publication information on the title pages, thus our circa 1780 estimate. An exceptional example of this increasingly difficult to find atlas.


Condition: A

Beautiful example maps all very good to fine. Text pages are tight and also very nice, but the first 20 pages are evenly toned. Binding is very nice with just a little cracking along spine/cover joint at front.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Sold for: $3,000

Closed on 12/1/2010