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Scarce atlas of French missionary activity 1890  

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Atlas des missions de la société des Missions-Etrangères: 27 cartes en 5 couleurs accompagnées de 27 notices géographiques et historiques
Launay, Adrien
Lille, France
Société de Saint-Augustin, Desclée, de Brouwer et Cie,

[58] pages, with [27] leaves of color lithographed maps. (folio) 52x36.5 cm (20½x14¼"), original half cloth & printed boards, 

Atlas showing the areas of operation of the Society of Foreign Missions, a Roman Catholic missionary organization. Included are maps of Burma. Thailand, Vietnam, Cochinchina, Cambodia, Tibet, Korea, Japan, etc. Although there are nearly three dozen copies listed in OCLC/WorldCat, the atlas is very scarce in the trade - no copies are listed by American Book Prices Current or Rare Book Hub as having sold at auction since at least 1975, and only one copy can be found listed for sale on the internet, by a Korean dealer, for $10,000.

Lot Amendments
Covers stained and worn; darkening to index tabs; internally very good.
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