Auction 170, Lot 712


"A Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas; Being a General Guide to Ancient and Modern History...", Lavoisne/Aspin

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1821 (published)


Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 17.9 inches
31.2 x 45.5 cm

This is Lavoisne's third American edition folio atlas "carefully revised and corrected" by C. Gros and J. Aspin. Published by M. Carey and Sons, and printed by T.H. Palmer "on Ramage's Ruthven Press, and on J. & T. Gilpin's Machine Paper." This incomplete atlas contains 21 of the 33 called for maps, plus all of the 38 detailed and colorful tables, chronological and historical.

The maps present include: Ancient World of Noah (two single-page maps); Canaan & Egypt (two single-page maps); Ancient Greece; Roman Empire; Incursion of the Barbarians; Europe 1821; England, Scotland & Ireland; Scotland; France (statistical); France (historical); Spain & Portugal; Germany; Kingdom of Netherlands; Poland & Hungary; Russia; Denmark & Scandinavia (two single-page maps); Turkey & Greece (two single-page maps).

The missing maps are: Modern World, England/Wales, Ireland, Italy, Asia, China, India, Africa, North America, United States, and South America (2).

Disbound, but quarter calf boards with tips are present. Title page, advertisement, introduction, contents, maps and tables.


Condition: B

The maps are good to very good with light toning, mild image offsetting, and occasional foxing. A few of the plates have small edge chips mostly in the blank margins and there are minor pencil notations. Both covers have separated, the spine has perished, and both boards are heavily worn.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 11/14/2018