"[Lot of 4] A New Map of the Kingdom of France... [and] A New Map of France... [with] [Title Page and Index Page]", Laurie & Whittle
Period: 1794-98 (circa)
Publication: A New Universal Atlas…
These two beautifully engraved maps portray France as it was after the creation of the French Republic and the division of the country into departments in 1791. The maps shows all the major roads and cities, and extend to show portions of Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and a portion of Corsica. Also included with these two maps is the matched title page and index of A New Universal Atlas published in 1798.
A. A New Map of the Kingdom of France Divided Into Its Governments with All the Post Roads According to the Latest Description Published by the Order of the Post-Master General, dated 1794, hand color (22.9 x 18.5").
B. A New Map of France Divided Into Eighty-Three Departments According to the Decree of the National Assembly in 1790, dated 1795, hand color (22.0 x 21.8").
C. [Title Page and Index Page] A New Universal Atlas, Exhibiting All the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Republics, &c. &c. in the Whole World. Being a Complete Collection of the Most Approved Maps Extant ... the Second Edition..., published 1798, black and white (13.8 x 21.3").
D. [Index], published 1798, black and white (13.8 x 21.3").
Issued on thick, hand-laid paper with light offsetting, toning, and damp stains in blank margins. Each map has a 1.5" fold separation in the image at bottom.