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Auction 181, Lot 735

"Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dresse pour l'Histoire Philosophique & Politique des Etablissemens & du Commerce des Europeens dans les Deux Indes", Bonne/Raynal

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8 x 10.1 inches
20.3 x 25.7 cm

This is the atlas volume for Abbe Raynal's L'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Europeens dans les Deux Indes. The atlas is nearly complete, missing only the title page, and is filled with Bonne's well-drawn maps and charts engraved by Andre. Included are a list of maps, Analyse Succincet de l'Atlas (23 pages), and 50 maps. The map contents include two world maps, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. There are also regional maps, including nine related to Europe, eight related to Africa, eight related to Asia, six related to South America, and fifteen related to North America. The notable North American regional maps are: Partie Occidentale du Canada; Le Nouveau Mexique; L'Isle de Terre-Neuve, l'Acadie; Carte de la Louisiane, et de la Floride; Carte de la Partie Nord des Etats Unis; and Carte de la Partie Sud des Etats Unis.

In the map of North America, the entire western part of the continent is left mostly blank. Indian tribes, such as the Apaches, Sioux, Outagamis, and Assenipouels, occupy the edges of defined territory. The British Colonies and a few major cities are named along the eastern seaboard and in the Great Lakes region. Alaska is shown as a group of islands, the largest of which is labeled Alaschka.

Hardbound in full mottled leather with gilt tooling and titling on spine and marbled endpapers. The atlas volume did not carry any publication information on the title pages, but was known to be published in 1780.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BONN-3b.

Condition: B+

The maps have very light toning, soiling and foxing. A few maps, including North America, have a centerfold separation at bottom center, with a short adjacent tear on a couple. The covers are worn with bumped corners and some abrasions, and the spine is heavily worn with abrasions and some cracking.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 2/10/2021