Auction 97, Lot 572

"Atlas des Enfans, ou Nouvelle Methode pour Apprendre La Geographie, Avec un Nouveau Traite de La Sphere, et XXIV Cartes Enluminees…", Bruyset, Jean-Marie

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1790 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

4 x 6.8 inches
10.2 x 17.3 cm

A charming petite atlas and geography for children. Engraved frontispiece shows the infant Atlas holding the globe on his shoulders. Complete with 24 fully hand colored, folding maps including a double hemisphere world, each of the continents and several regional maps and celestial diagrams. Hardbound with marbled board, leather spine with title in gilt on a red background and gilt ornaments. 286 pages. Published by Jean-Marie Bruyset with maps after Delisle.


Condition: A

Original binding with minor repair on spine. Content very fine.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000


Closed on 12/5/2001