"Atlas Usuel de Geographie Moderne", Andriveau-Goujon, E.
Period: 1873 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.8 x 21.3 inches
37.6 x 54.1 cm
This complete atlas contains 32 double-page maps featuring the world (1), Europe (20), Asia (3), Africa (3), Oceania (1) and the Americas (4). Three maps are related to North America, including the map of the United States which is printed on two double-page sheets and features several western territories. Each of the detailed and informative maps is surrounded by a decorative border. While the volume is not dated, most maps are dated 1871-1873. Hardbound, quarter leather over red cloth covered boards with gilt title on front cover and spine.
J. Andriveau and J. Goujon, working collectively as Andriveau-Goujon, were among the most prominent cartographic publishers in Paris during the 19th century. They published high quality pocket maps, globes and atlases and often worked with other prominent French cartographers including Brue and Levasseur.
The maps are generally very good with occasional minor foxing. Maps in lesser condition include: the world that has a 5" repaired tear at lower left (B), the maps of Italy and India with 4" and 2" centerfold separations respectively (B), and the map of Africa with a long, clean separation that runs nearly the length of the map (C+). Spine and covers have light wear and staining with bumped edges.