Auction 140, Lot 894

"Atlas Historique, Genealogique, Chronologique, et Geographique", Le Sage

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1827 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 21 inches
38.1 x 53.3 cm

This French historical atlas is a forerunner to the familiar Carey & Lea/Buchon atlases. There are 35 double-page plates and a supplement incorporating chronological, historical and genealogical tables with 25 maps which include a double hemispheric world and western hemisphere map. The atlas appears to be complete. Hardbound, red quarter-calf with brown paper boards.


Condition: B+

Condition grade is for the maps. Plates are generally in very good condition with some light toning and occasional soiling, offsetting, and damp staining. The front cover has separated from the text block and the title page is detached. Covers and edges are bumped and worn.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/23/2012