Auction 163, Lot 438

"[3 Volumes] Annales des Faits et des Sciences Militaires, Faisant Suite aux Victoires et Conquetes des Francais de 1792 a 1815",

Subject: Exploration and Surveys

Period: 1818 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
5.4 x 8.6 inches
13.7 x 21.8 cm

The Annales des Faits et des Sciences Militaires was a periodical that began in January 1818 and concluded in March 1819. The publication was divided into three main parts: Military History, the Art and Science of the Military, and a Miscellaneous section to cover all other topics. Numerous authors contributed to the volumes, which were published in 4 volumes; this example includes the first three volumes encompassing January through December 1818. Included in these first three volumes are 5 folding maps and one engraved portrait of Thaddeus Kosciuszko by Ambroise Tardieu. The maps are:

A. Carte du Theatre de la Guerre dans la Louisiane et la Floride Occidentale, en 1814 et 1815; avec la Marche de l'Armee du General Jackson sur Pensacola (10.6 x 6.5"). This map extends from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Pensacola, Florida and illustrates the theater of war along the Gulf Coast during the War of 1812. The map shows the locations and movements of the British ships, as well as General Andrew Jackson's army.

B. Carte du Mexique (12.7 x 7.6").

C. Carte de la Capitainerie Generale de Caracas (9.7 x 7.3").

D. Carte d'une Partie de l'Amerique Meridionale (8.1 x 6.7").

E. Bataille de Mantinee d'Apres Xenophon (6.1 x 7.3").

384 pp.; 384 pp.; 388 pp. Published by C. L. F. Panckoucke. Hardbound in quarter leather over marbled paper boards with matching marbled endpapers and fore-edges. Raised bands, gilt tooling, and dark green leather title labels on spine.

References:

Condition: B+

Maps are in very good condition with light foxing and occasional soiling. Text also has light foxing. Bindings are sound with some staining to the covers. The spines are lightly worn and just beginning to detach at top.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/14/2017

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