Etrennes Geographiques, contenant vingt-huit cartes pour toutes les parties du Globe terrestre. ATLAS-FRENCH Published by Paris: Laporte, 1788., 1788

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Etrennes Geographiques, contenant vingt-huit cartes pour toutes les parties du Globe terrestre.
ATLAS-FRENCH
Published by Paris: Laporte, 1788., 1788

12mo., (5 x 3 2/8 inches). Three fine folding engraved plates of the "Division Astronomique du Globe Terrestre.", ".quelques effects du Soleil & de la Lune.", a double-hemisphere celestial chart, an armillary sphere, and 27 fine folding maps, all with original hand-colour in part and in outline (last map repaired at fold), wood-engraved head-piece. Fine contemporary French mottled calf, the smooth spine decorated with fine gilt tools, all edges gilt (slightly worn with very minor loss at the head of the spine). A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE ATLAS, PUBLISHED JUST ONE YEAR BEFORE THE FIRST RUMBLINGS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. Primarily for use in schools, and with lengthy geographical and historical descriptions to accompany each map. Including lengthy text and a number of maps related to America: "Mappe-Monde." which also shows "N. Hollande Terres Australes" attached to New Guinea; "l'Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principaux Etats" "l'Amerique Meridionale Divisees en ses Proncipaux Etats", "Golfe du Mexique", "Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle York, Nouvelle Jersey, et Pensilvanie", "Carte de la Virginie et du Mariland", "Isle de la Jamaique" (repaired at fold). Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib69