Auction 148, Lot 801

Very Attractive Example of this Atlas with Original Leather Binding

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

Subject: Atlases

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 (28 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.

Full original leather 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.


Condition: B+

Nearly all of the maps are very good to near fine with some occasional foxing, faint offsetting (much less than average for this atlas), and a few of the regional maps have some toning. Some of the maps are printed on bluish paper, but not throughout. Binding is very nice with just a little cracking along the joints and the edges are bumped and worn.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,250

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 2/19/2014