Auction 91, Lot 453

"Atlas Historique de la France Ancienne et Moderne",

Subject: Atlas

Period: 1765 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 11 inches
21.6 x 27.9 cm

This atlas records France's history through a series of maps depicting the country various periods. Finely engraved frontispiece and 59 maps, including two large folding maps. The maps depict both the whole county and various divisions with variations in color. One map covers Europe, Africa and part of America and shows the French colonies throughout the world. Each map is surrounded in a rococo style border with a decorative title cartouche. All maps very good or fine, except folding map in rear which has some marginal tears. Paper covered boards with gilt embossed, leather spine. Binding is sound but very rough, contents very good.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 6/14/2000

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