Geographie des Dames ou Almanach Geographique-Historique. Paris: J. J. Pasquier and L. Denis, 1762. Contemporary French calf, the covers with triple rule border and the spine tooled and lettered in gilt, the endpapers with a star motif in gilt. 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches (11 x 7 cm); with letterpress title, dedication, 12 pp. engraved preface and calendar, 16 mostly hand-colored engraved plates for astronomy, climates & meridians, 36 hand-colored double page maps, 2 hemisphere maps on recto and verso of one sheet, 56 pp. text at end. Hinge cracked with a few splits to maps, repair to hemisphere map and gutter visible between maps, one map verso with old dampstain, the binding lightly worn, a finely colored example in an attractive contemporary binding, the work believed complete but as collations vary, sold as is.
A pocket-sized atlas for ladies including maps of the continents, the countries of Europe and a composite map of France.
Sold for $750
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