Auction 134, Lot 752

"Atlas des Guerres de Sept Ans",

Subject: Atlases, Seven Years War

Period: 1840 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7 x 9 inches
17.8 x 22.9 cm

Antoine-Henri Jomini, a general in the French army was one of the most celebrated writers on the Napoleonic art of war. He was the first to fix divisions between strategy, tactics, and logistics, and his systematic attempt to define the principles of warfare made him a founder of modern military thought. This atlas accompanied Jomini's Traité de grande tactique, ou, Relation de la guerre de sept ans.... It consists of 27 maps and plans designed to illustrate the various principals in his treatise. Includes Carte Generale d' Allemagne pour l'intelligence des Operations Militaires, Carte de la Westphalie et de la Hess…, 25 battle plans, and 10 sheets containing descriptions of the battles The maps are uncolored and most of the plans include color to distinguish the various troop placements. Each map and plan is dissected, backed with original gray linen and folded into a marbled-papered slip-case box. The plans vary in size; the smallest being 11 x 7.5" and the largest 29.7 x 26.5". A superb and complete set of maps for the military collector.


Condition: B

Maps good or better with minimal toning and offsetting. Text very good. Box lacking bottom and top cover.

Estimate: $500 - $700


Closed on 12/1/2010