Lot 130 of 312:
Geographie Universelle Atlas-Migeon 1881  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Geographie Universelle Atlas-Migeon historique, scientifiue, industriel et commercial à l'usage des lycées, des séminaires et des familles
Author:
Desbuissons, Leon and A.T. Chartier
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
J. Migeon
Date:
1881
Description:

With 40 [of 42?] (36 numbered double sheets, and 4 unnumbered) color double page map sheets and corresponding sheets of text, decorative double sheet title page with vignette. Text in French. (Folio) 35x26 cm (14x10"), original brown pebbled cloth with gilt embossed titling and decorations on spine and covers; marbled endpapers.

First published in 1854 and reissued through 1891, one of the most decorative atlases of the late nineteenth century. The majority of the maps feature one or more vignettes showcasing key cities or monuments from the region. Included are four (some other listings have cited 6) historical maps, a celestial chart, and two world maps, in addition to maps of countries on each continent. Each map is accompanied by two pages of text with geographical, political and historical information about the region. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear and rubbing to boards; front hinge cracked, some light foxing to endpapers and title; a solid, handsome copy; very good.
 
Item number:
309227
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