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Auction 99, Lot 617

"Traite's de la Sphere et de Geographie par le S. De Lisle", Anon.

Subject: Manuscript School Geography

Period: 1730 (circa)



8 x 9.3 inches
20.3 x 23.6 cm

Beautifully hand written manuscript school text to accompany a world atlas based on Delisle. Black ink in French. Divided into several chapters: General Division of the World; Origin of the names of the 4 Continents; General Division of the 4 parts of the World; Division of Europe; Division of Asia and important observations about Asia; Division of Africa; Division of America; Details of Europe; Religions of the World; Popular errors about geography; Geographical terms. 103 hand numbered pages. The Delisle family of cartographers followed the Sansons as a major influence in the development of French cartography at the beginning of the eighteenth century. It was common practice for students to learn geography by copying the work of Guillaume Delisle who was appointed Premier Geographie du Roi in 1718. A most uncommon item that appears to be from circa 1730.


Condition: B

In original leather binding with marbled end papers. Leather is worn, stained and eroded. Red leather and embossed label on spine, which is split. Red fore-edge coloring. Contents very good, binding poor.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 6/12/2002