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Auction 166, Lot 746

"Atlas des Enfans, ou Nouvelle Methode pour Appendre la Geographie...", Bruyset, Jean-Marie

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1783 (published)


Color: Hand Color

4 x 6.8 inches
10.2 x 17.3 cm
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This charming petite atlas and geography for children has an engraved frontispiece showing the infant Atlas holding a celestial globe on his shoulders. This complete atlas contains 24 folding maps including a double hemisphere world, each of the continents, 2 celestial diagrams, and 17 regional maps of Europe. The atlas is divided into 22 chapters, with each chapter explaining the geography of a particular map in a unique question and answer format. Published by Jean-Marie Bruyset with maps after Delisle. 16mo, full leather, spine gilt lettered with morocco label, 420 total pages.


Condition: B+

The maps are in very good to near fine condition with minor occasional foxing and light offsetting. Text is lightly toned. Covers are moderately worn and bumped and the spine is cracked and worn.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/14/2018