"Ministere des Travaux Publics. Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees. Service des Cartes et Plans. Atlas des Ports Etrangers. Sixieme Livraison",
Period: 1890 (published)
Color: Printed Color
10.6 x 13.4 inches
26.9 x 34 cm
This interesting and unusual 19th century French atlas contains 13 maps of "foreign" ports including Copenhagen, Hamburg, and Calcutta as well as 4 maps dedicated to New Zealand demonstrating its importance as a trading partner. The sheets are tipped in with blank versos and include 4 fold outs and 5 double-page maps. Each shows very good detail of soundings, shoals, current direction and docks. Published in Paris by the Imprimerie Nationale (National Printing). Hardbound in paperboard covers with title page printed on front cover.
The maps are good to very good with occasional scattered foxing and color offsetting. Covers are lightly foxed, the edges are bumped, and the spine is cracking.