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Auction 146, Lot 837

"[2 Volumes] Geographie Moderne et Universelle, Precedee d'un Traite de la Sphere, et d'un Precis d'Astronomie…",

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1800 (published)


Color: Hand Color

5 x 8 inches
12.7 x 20.3 cm
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This comprehensive geographic work by Nicolle de la Croix includes eight hand-colored folding maps by Bonne including a world map, Europe, France, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and ancient world. The text gives detailed information about both countries and regions discussing history and politics, astrology and geography. Volume 1 has a finely engraved frontispiece. Two volumes - Volume 1 (679 pp.) and Volume 2 (752 pp.). Hardbound in full calf with gilt title and embossing on spine.


Condition: B+

Maps are overall very good to near fine with occasional tiny spots and a few short binding tears confined to the blank margins. Contents are tight, the hinges are starting, and the covers and spine show average wear.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 9/4/2013