Sale: 309 / Rare Books, May 21./22. 2007 in Hamburg Lot 594

 
Buy de Mornas, Ch. - Atlas méthodique et élémentaire de géographie... 1761-62


 
594
Buy de Mornas, Ch.
Atlas méthodique et élémentaire de géographie... 1761-62
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,925
Sold:
€ 2,640 / $ 3.088

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Buy de Mornas, [Ch.], Atlas méthodique et elémentaire de géographie et d'histoire. 2 vols. (of 4) in 1. With 2 engr. titles, engr. dedication and 34 engr. text leaves as well as 40 (35 col.) engr. plates and 70 (69 col.) maps, all double-page. Paris, Desnos 1761-62. Contemp. calf with label on spine. Large 4to.
Phillips/Le Gear 628. - Brunet III, 1910. - First edition of vols. I and II of the splendid historical atlas on the history and culture of the Ancient world. The plates depicting the differing planetary systems (Descartes, Kopernikus, Ptolemäus, Tycho Brahe), milky way, armillary sphere, compass rose, globe, worldmap in 2 hemispheres and further astronom. illustrations. - Title of vol II (titled Atlas historique et géologique and dat. 1762) depicts a splendid view of an ancient building, further with a map of the Ancient world, 4 maps of Europe, the biblical Genesis, partial maps of Europe, Africa, Asia and America, polar maps etc. - Maps and illustrations between 2 text columns (without the usual ornamental borders). - 4 ll. with marginal tear (2 backed), 2 plates with waterstain, the last 3 ll. with small crease. Binding rubbed. - Fine and clean copy with prints on firm laid paper.

594
Buy de Mornas, Ch.
Atlas méthodique et élémentaire de géographie... 1761-62
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,925
Sold:
€ 2,640 / $ 3.088

(incl. 20% surcharge)