Atlas Universel Physique, historique et Politique de Géographie ancienne et moderne.
A fabulous elephant folio-sized collection of 40 hand-painted maps. The volume measures 62 x 45 cms.
Consists of: 1 white leaf, title page, I leaf with table, and 40 double-sized maps mounted on tabs.
-- Five maps of ancient geography
-- Four maps of historical geography
-- 31 maps of modern geography
Auguste-Henri Dufour (1795-1865) was a prolific and highly esteemed cartographer. He worked for a long time in the company of Pierre Lapie (1777-1850), also cartographer with the maps of the Depot of the Navy.
This is a beautiful set of enhanced colour maps, engraved by Charles Dyonnet, whose scales differ according to the registers: in myriameters, in Russian wersts, in Turkish agachs for what is modern geography. Gallic leagues, Judaic stadiums, Roman miles are used for historical maps.
This is an excellent way to reconnect with these countries with missing names: Romelia, European Turkey, the Land of the Khalkas, Persia, the Candian Sea, Nigritia and English North America. Also of course, France, European countries, Australia etc.
Lovely binding and in excellent condition, with some wear to the edges of the cardboard. Rare to find this set complete and in this state. There are some very occasional brown spots, very light, but overall an excellent set. The maps arte each mounted on tabs to be fully opened, and are printed on thick card, not paper.
This is a very heavy item, and huge too, so please note postage costs.
- Aantal boeken
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Adolphe-Hippolyte Dufour, Dyonnet
- Atlas Universel Physique, historique et Politique de Géographie ancienne et moderne
- Zeer Goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Paris: Paulin et Le Chevalier éditeurs, 60 rue Richelieu.
- Handgekleurde illustraties, Ingeplakte plaatjes
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 62×46 cm