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LESAGE, A. (COMTE DE LAS CASES): - Atlas Historique, Généalogique, Chronologique et Géographique.

P., Ch. Teste, éditeur, (sur les cartes 'De l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'Ainé. Réimpression de 1822: Ch. Teste, éditeur), 1823, imp. in-folio, 1 ff. (titre, exposé préliminaire, ordre num. de cartes) + 33 feuilles doubles avec cartes coloriées entourées de textes + 2 ff. (table raisonnée), sur garde ms. 'Jules Delessert', reliure exceptionelle dont les plats sont couverts d'une lithographie originale aux attributs de la géographie (Feillet del. Lith. C. de Last), dos refait à l'ancienne, pièce de titre dorée orig. montée. ¶ Historic atlas complete with 33 double maps In an exceptionnel original illustrated (lithography) binding. Atlas with 33 double plates/charts/maps as called for. Without a proper title page, but the introduction is headed by the title with date and editor's name (as published ?). The Le Sage atlases, first appearing very early in the 19th century, were among the most important of their time. The historical (thematic) atlas, with attractive copperplate engraved maps, handcolored (as issued) is on heavy paper. Our volume has its original boards with a magnificient lithographic illustration. Historical and geographical attributes and ornaments (a.o. the name of Herodote in Greek on a central pannel, Globes, Pyramides), the centerpiece shows a human figure surrounded by 4 puttis and a large ornamented border. Spine renewed. This is an exceptionally early lithogr. binding, spine restored. It must be regarded as an early illustrated jackett, and I haven't seen an other copy like this in almost 40 years of antiquarian bookselling. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.
CHF 1800.00 [Appr.: EURO 1503 US$ 1846.83 | £UK 1319 | JP¥ 198834] Book number 45687

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