Auction 162, Lot 775

"Atlas Complet de Geographie en Relief...", Bertaux, Emile

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1890 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

11 x 13.3 inches
27.9 x 33.8 cm

This unique French atlas presents 28 maps of the world, of which 25 are in raised-relief. The atlas includes maps of the world, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, individual European countries, and regions within France. The three maps that are not in raised-relief are the world and the political maps of Europe and France. The map of North America identifies European possessions and depicts a large Dacota Territory, Alaska Territory, and Territ des Indiens in Oklahoma. The atlas was created by Henri Mager and published by Emile Bertaux. Small folio with title page and 28 maps. Hardbound with embossed red cloth-covered boards with gilt titling on front cover and spine.


Condition: B+

The maps have light toning that is more prominent in the blank margins. There are minor stains on a few maps and the map of Australia has a tear that extends 0.5" into the image at bottom. The title page has been partially trimmed at top and an edge tear at right has been closed on verso with cello tape. The hinges are starting and the covers are soiled with bumped edges.

Estimate: $500 - $650


Closed on 4/26/2017