"Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dresse Pour l'Historie Philosophique & Politique…", Bonne/Raynal
Period: 1780 (circa)
Color: Black & White
8.3 x 10.3 inches
21.1 x 26.2 cm
This is the atlas volume for Abbe Raynal's "L'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Europeens dans les Deux Indes." The atlas is complete and is filled with Bonne's well-drawn maps and charts engraved by Andre. Included are a title page, list of maps, Analyse Succincet de Cet Atlas (20 pp.), and 50 maps. The map contents include two world maps, 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.
In the North America map, the entire western part of the continent is left mostly blank. Indian tribes occupy the edges of defined territory -- Apaches, Sioux, Outagamis, and Assenipouels. The British Colonies and a few major cities are named along the eastern seaboard and in the Great Lakes region. Alaska is shown as a group of islands, the largest of which is labeled Alaschka.
Quarter-calf over red boards with gilt tooling and title on spine. The atlas volume did not carry any publication information on the title pages, but was known to be published in 1780.
Contents are tight. The maps and text are in very good condition with some light offsetting, minor spots, and occasional foxing mainly in the blank margins. A few of the maps have edge tears and chips confined to the blank margins and some of the maps have slightly uneven impressions. Covers are slightly worn and bumped.