Auction 171, Lot 761

"Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique, Ancienne et Moderne Contenant les Cartes Generales et Particulieres de Toutes les Parties du Monde...", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1876 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.2 x 19.1 inches
33.5 x 48.5 cm

This atlas contains 62 of 67 called for maps of both the ancient and modern world. The contents include 1 celestial chart, 11 (of 14) of the ancient world, and 50 (of 52) of the modern world. The maps of the modern world break out as follows: World (3), Europe (22 of 24), Asia (5), Pacific (4), Africa (7) and Americas (9). Included in this count is a large folding map of France. All of the maps have Brue's decorative keyboard-style border.

The map titled Carte Generale du Mexique et de la Partie Sud-Ouest des Etats-Unis covers the southwestern United States, from California to the Mississippi River, and Mexico with a large inset map of Central America. The developed railway tracks and those under construction are shown. Other maps depicting the United States include Carte Generale de L’Amerique and Carte de la Region Orientale des Etats-Unis....

Title page, table of contents, and 62 maps. Elephant Folio. Rebound in full green leather with the original spine label pasted on.


Condition: B+

The maps are in good to near fine condition, with the majority being very good. About a dozen of the maps have moderate toning, and about 5 maps are loose from the binding. The large folding map of France has a 2" tear adjacent to a lower fold intersection. There are old library stamps on the title page and a bookplate on the front free endpaper. Light wear to covers with bumped edges.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/6/2019