"Atlas Historique, Genealogique, Chronologique et Geographique de A. Le Sage, (Comte de las Cases), avec des Augmentations", Le Sage
Period: 1827 (published)
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 23.9 inches
40.1 x 60.7 cm
This is a later edition of this impressive French historical atlas which served as a forerunner to the familiar Carey & Lea/Buchon atlases. The atlas consists of 36 double-page plates including chronological and genealogical tables with 20 interspersed maps. Of particular interest are the large, attractive double hemispheric world and western hemisphere maps. While there is no table of contents, the atlas appears to be complete. Elephant folio, hardbound in quarter calf with tips over pictorial paper boards. Published in Brussels by P.J. de Mat.
Condition code is for the contents, which are very good to near fine with occasional scattered foxing and light toning along the sheet edges. The two title pages and front board have separated from the text block, and the rear hinge is starting. Covers are heavily worn and chipped, and the spine has nearly perished.