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Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressé pour L'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens …
In-4º (26 x 20,5 cm) of: 1f.n.ch., 28pp. and 50 maps numbered 1 to 49 (with one 17 bis).
Full red morocco, spine with 6 compartments decorated with the figure of Louis XV in a gilt and floral box, edges speckled. Arms of Louis XV pushed in the center of the plates
Atlas volume for the work of Abbé Raynal L'Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. The title page provides no data on the publication. The maps and charts are in very good condition. Includes 2 maps of the world.
Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. He served as a hydrographer in France and during his tenure produced a number of detailed and useful charts, particularly of coastal regions. His work is often devoid of decorative cartouches and compass roses and marks a turning point in European cartography, moving from decoration to technical cartography.
A magnificent copy bearing the arms of Louis XV.