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Auction 190, Lot 436

"Theatre General de la Guerre en Europe Contenant l'Allemagne, le Cercle d'Autriche, la Lorraine, l'Alsace, la Souabe, la Baviere, la Haute & Basse Autriche...", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Central Europe, Atlases

Period: 1743 (published)


Color: Hand Color

6.1 x 8.6 inches
15.5 x 21.8 cm
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This atlas depicts the theater of war for the War of the Austrian Succession and contains 18 maps of present-day Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Each map is densely engraved with towns, political boundaries, rivers, topography and a decorative title cartouche. This atlas includes a lovely title page that features putti presenting a stack of books to a female figure (possibly Aphrodite holding a mirror). In the background, a ship is filled with women and children, with one of the females apparently using a depth measuring device. The atlas is dedicated to Jean-Frederic Phelypeaux, Count of Maurepas, and features the family coat of arms at bottom right. A previous owner has handwritten in ink a list of maps on the front free-endpapers. Hardbound in quarter vellum with tips over marbled-paper boards.


Condition: B+

The maps are in full contemporary color with light soiling. There are archival repairs to short centerfold separations or minor edge chips and tears on a few of the maps. The title page is moderately toned and soiled with a couple of abrasions along the centerfold at bottom and an archivally repaired tear at bottom. The covers are lightly soiled with bumped corners. The spine is heavily soiled with a couple of chips at top.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 11/16/2022