Lot 43 of 319:
Le Neptune Oriental, maps  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,300
$4,000 - $6,000

Le Neptune Oriental

d'Après de Mannevillette, [Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis]





Illustrated with frontispiece and 68 maps, of which 32 are double-page. (Elephant Folio), 55.5x42 cm (21¾x16½"), full spotted calf sewn on raised bands with red morocco spine label titled and tooled in gilt.

A major French sea atlas, originally published in 1745, though d'Après continued working on it for another 30 years. This edition considerably expanded, with 68 total maps. d'Apres also published a supplemental volume which gives navigation instructions and which is also featured in this sale.

Lot Amendments

Front and back exterior hinges cracked, severe rubbing to extremities with much loss, leather flaking and exposed boards, head and tail of spine disintegrated; staining to most pages at bottom right corner, offsetting and some foxing; overall good.

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