Auction 96, Lot 557

"Nouvel Atlas Portatif destine principalement pour l'Instruction de la Jeunesse d'aprea la Geographie Moderne de seu l'Abbe Delacroix", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Atlas

Period: 1790 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 11.5 inches
24.6 x 29.2 cm

Very nice later edition of this atlas. Engraved title page, 52 double-page maps in outline color and one large foldout map of France. Most maps with decorative cartouches. Includes four world maps, each of the continents and five relating to the Americas. 4to, contemporary quarter calf over paper covered boards.

References: Phillips (A) #649.

Condition: B

Binding tight, covers very worn, spine split. Maps very good to fine, except large folding map which has a repaired tear.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,500

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/12/2001