Auction 135, Lot 772

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

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.3 x 10.5 inches
21.1 x 26.7 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 Bonne's well drawn maps and charts engraved by Andre. Title page, list of maps, Analyse Succincet de Cet Atlas (28pp), 49 maps and charts, and numerous folding statistical tables. Maps include two world maps (one featuring the Sea of the West), 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, six related to South America, several Caribbean charts, plus North America and those related: Mexico; le Nouveau Mexique; Terre-Neuve, Acadia…; Occidentale du Canada; Louisiana & Florida; Partie Nord des Etats Unis; and Partie Sud des Etats Unis. A few of the maps are hand colored in outline, but most are uncolored. In original brown leather binding with gilt tooling and title on spine. A couple of previous owner's bookplates pasted onto front endpapers. The atlas volume did not carry any publication information on the title pages, but was known to be published in 1780.

References:

Condition: B+

Maps and text all at least very good. Covers worn at bottom and corners with spine starting to crack.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 2/16/2011

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