Arrowsmith, Aaron 

A new general atlas

A. Constable & Co, Edinburgh and Longman & Co, London 1823

"Constructed from the latest Authorities by A. Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to the King, Exhibiting the Boundaries and Divisions, also the Chains of Mountains and other Geographical Features of all the Known Countries in the World. Comprehended in fifty three maps from original drawings”. 24x30cm, nice recent binding with original label. 53 maps with all tissue guards present. Minor foxing overall, mainly -as usual- the tissue guards. Stain in the border of the map of Hindoostan. All maps engraved by Sidney Hall. This edition was published in the year of his death. Rare.

€ 980

 

Bacon

Bacon's popular atlas of the British isles

G.W.Bacon, London  1898

"Bacon's popular atlas, commercial and library atlas of the British isles from the ordnance survey with index-gazetteer, also copious letterpress descriptions, tables of population, etc". Contents 65 maps, flags of all nations, diagrams of population, diagrams of trade, key map of England and Wales, key map of Scotland, key map of Ireland. Large red cloth hardback book, 35x26 cm, gilt writing to cover, cloth to spine torn up the sides, corners boards bumped and worn, world map has creasing to bottom border but not intruding on to map 1, contents pages is torn across middle, gilt edges, all maps are in unused condition, the map of Kent has a fold tear, slight foxing to blank pages inside cover.

350

 

Bartholomew, John

Miniature Atlas and Gazetteer of the World

Thomas Nelson & Sons, New York ~1895

A wonderfull turn-of-the-century Miniature Atlas and Gazetteer, bound in soft red leather with bright gilt lettering on the cover. All edges gilt. Some scuffing and fraying along the outside edges and up and down the spine, one tape repair.

€ 60

 

Blackie, W.G.

The comprehensive atlas & geography of the world

Blackie & Son, London 1883

Very thick 4to, bound in half calf with spine in six compartments. Leather, condition good, cloth on boards stained and scuffed. Text, illustrations and maps all very good (1 illustration dirty outside border, few maps light dust marks) overall apart from above near fine. With 67 colour maps, many double page, all printed single side, plus 292 pages of geography with 10 superb colour plates of races of the world and their costumes and a pronouncing vocabulary of place names. When published, it was considered one of the most beautiful atlases of it's time.

€ 480

 

Drioux/Leroy

Atlas Universel Et Classique De Geographie Ancienne, Romaine, Du Moyen Age, Moderne Et Contemporaine

Paris; librairie classique d'Eugene Belin 1874

Nouvelle édition, with 76 maps, most are double-page. Soiling, rubbing of boards and spine. Lacks small part right under front board. 27x33cm. A nice French atlas.

€ 220

 

Feuille, Paul de la

Les tablettes guerrieres, ou cartes choisis pour le commodité des officiers et des voyageurs

Amsterdam, chez Paul de la Feuille, 1709

16pages (Abregé de la geographie), 16pages (102 military rules!), 33 folding engraved maps, contemporary full calf, narrow 8vo (8x20cm, maps ca 20x27cm). Neat restorations on folds. Spine-ends slightly damaged; leather covers have some wormholes. Contents: worldmap, Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, 26 maps of parts of Europe (all but one with borderstrips depicting views, plans and coats of arms) and 1 plate with military architecture. An scarce pocket atlas with beautiful maps, among which America with California as an island. Also issued in Dutch (Oorlogs-Toneel, of uitgesochte kaarten, tot gemak der officieren en reisigers) and English ( Military tablettes, containing a choice of maps, for the use of officers and travellers). First edition in 1706 and re-issued 1709-1729. The buyer could make up his own atlas with a minimum of 30 maps, and maximum almost 100.

€ 2.500

 

Gordon

Geography anatomiz'd or the Geographical Grammar

London 1735, 14th edition

Bound in contemporary full calf boards with blind stamped design front/rear and lozenge shape to center front/rear. Original calf spine with 5 raised bands. Normal wear, hinges strengthened. Includes 17 folding maps by the famous Senex, half titles, title page, 6 page Epistle Dedicatory, 12 page preface, contents, 416 pages text, and 16 pages (last leaf in facsimile) table of latitudes/longitudes. Contents very good,  maps are without tears, misfolds, or fold separations. Maps (2 with California as an island) measure 20x22 cm excepting world map which measures 20x31 cm. Book is nicer than usually found.

€ 550

 

Grenet, Abbé (M. Bonne)

Atlas Portatif, a l'usage des colleges

Paris, ~1782

4to, original green vellum (stain) with 7 raised bands, double page decorative frontispiece and 84 outline coloured double page maps of the World.  The lovely maps are from the famous carthographer Bonne. Some maps have a stain in the undermargin (see picture). Nevertheless, a very charming copy of a very scarce atlas.

€ 2.600

 

Guthrie, William

A new geographical, historical and commercial Grammar

London, Dilly, 1794, 14th edition

Thick 8to. Contemporary full leather, gilt. With 24 maps by Russell and an engraving of the armillary sphere. Contains 965 pages with information about countries, explorations etc etc. Standardwork. Hinges strenghtened, small tear and 2 tiny stains in Worldmap, tear on fold in Europe-map. Overall very nice and clean.

€ 450

 

Johnston, W & A.K.Image Hosting by Vendio
The Cosmographic Atlas

Edinburgh and London, W & A K Johnston, 1889
"
of Political, Historical, Classical, Physical and Scriptural Geography and Astronomy with indices and Descriptive Letterpress". Rebound in quarter morocco and green boards which display shelfwear and some soiling, boards are bowed. Internally good with ageing and a little soiling present, some edges to some pages repaired, owner name to title page. This huge volume (38x48 cm) contains 60 maps coloured in outline together with 6 full colour astronomical 'maps', all printed on both sides.
€ 380

 

Johnston, W & A.K.

The World-wide Atlas of modern geography

Edinburgh-London, W. & A.K. Johnston, 1899, fourth edition

"political and physical. Containing one hundred and twenty-eight plates and complete index. With an Introduction by J. Scott Keltie." 4to, very attractive embossed cover which is in excellent condition. A (value for money) beautiful turn-of-the-century atlas with many detailed maps and townplans.

€ 140

 

Johnston, W & A.K.

The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography

W. Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1869

Folio 50x33 cm, original half leather in very good condition. 48 large engraved maps with border colouring. This really is a Royal atlas!

€ 550

 

Jongh, G.J.J.

Route-atlas van de Rotterdamsche Lloyd

Mouton & Co, Den Haag, 1925, second edition

Oblong 4to, 32 pages with 25 lithographed maps of the route Rotterdam-Tantjoeng Priok Indonesia. Inside pristine, front board little damaged.

€ 50

 

Kuyper, J.

Wereld-atlas voor kantoor en huiskamer

G.L. Funke, Amsterdam, 1880-1882, 2 in 1 volume

Part 1: Europe, part 2: rest of the world. 15x20 cm. With 100 coloured lithographed maps, for the greater part double-page. Original gilt & black decorated red cloth. Spine skillfully repaired, A nice Dutch pocket atlas.

€ 280

 

Lattré et Delalain

Atlas moderne ou collection de cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre

Paris, ~1782

27x36cm folio. Quarter sheep with marbled papers over boards. Engraved title frontispiece, "Avertissement", manuscript table and 36 double page maps by Bonne, Janvier and Rizzi Zannoni. Maps are outline coloured and have fabulous full coloured cartouches. Noteworthy is the map of Canada with a large -non existing- lake "Mer ou Baye de L'ouest".

sold

 

Lesage (le Sage - De Las Cases)

Atlas historique, généalogique, chronologique et géographique... avec des augmentations

P. J. De Mat, Bruxelles 1827

Elephant folio (60x40 cm). With half-title, tile-page, a decorative illustrated engraved plate with a genealogy and history of Napoleon’s family, 36 numbered double-page spreads with letterpress text (18 containing 24 engraved maps and 17 containing genealogical and historical tables). The beautiful maps etc are in excellent condition, boards and spine (heavily) worn, but binding is sound. Note this is the scarce Bruxelles-edition!

€ 550

 

Lesage (le Sage - De Las Cases)

Atlas historique, généalogique, chronologique et géographique

Leclère, Paris 1829

Folio. (34+2) 36 numbered double-page pages with letterpress text and maps. The beautiful maps etc are complete and in excellent condition, red morocco spine, marbled boards worn. Double textpages 10 and half of 11 missing.

€ 250

 

Malte-Brun

Precis De La Geographie Universelle, Ou Description De Toutes Les Parties Du Monde Sur Un Plan Nouveau

Paris 1846

Original paper covered boards, folio. With 86 beautiful maps (full- outline- non-coloured). Light soiling overall, maps in nice condition. Showing the first railways, detailed maps of Africa and Texas apart.

€ 630

 

Martineau, M.A.

Nouvel atlas illustré

Paris, 1891

"Géographie universelle comprenant la géographie, l'histoire, l'administration, la statistique, etc". Folio. Nice blindstamped boards, leather spine. Some fraying etc. Inside 62 doublepage maps, each with a beautiful steel engraving of a city-view etc. Textpages contain a lot of interesting information of the countries of the world. A beautiful scarce atlas in very good condition.

€ 350

 

Migeon

Géographie universelle

Paris 1884

27x35cm, nice gilt stamped boards and spine, 43 double page maps,  each with accompanying double-page leaf of text. Board edges bumped and frayed, otherwise in very good condition.

La France et ses colonies, Paris 1883

Idem, with 105 maps. Hard to find set.

€ 650 set

 

Mirabeau, H.G. Riquetti Comte de

Atlas de la monarchie Prussienne

London, 1788

27x40 cm, 10 engraved double page maps (Tardieu after Mentelle) and 93 engraved (military) plates (some folding). Covers and spine worn, binding tight, inside generally good. Mirabeau (1749 - 1791) was a French writer, popular orator and statesman. During the French Revolution, he was a moderate, favored a constitutional monarchy built on the model of Great Britain, and conducted secret negotiations with the king in order to reconcile the monarchy and the revolution--an effort that failed. After a preliminary tour to Berlin at the beginning of 1786 he was despatched in July 1786 on a secret mission to the court of Prussia, from which he returned in January 1787. During his journey he had made the acquaintance of Jakob Mauvillon (1743-1794), whom he found possessed of a great number of facts and statistics with regard to Prussia; these he made use of in a great work on Prussia of which this is the sought-after atlas. His De la monarchie Prussienne sous Frédéric le Grand (London, 1788) gave him a general reputation for historical learning.

€ 630

 

Monin, E.V.

Atlas universel de Geographie ancienne et moderne en 42 cartes

Jacques Lecoffre, Paris  ~1840

35x25 cm, cloth spine with marbled paper boards, hinges cracked, some soiling. Nice copy of this hard to find French atlas.

€ 320
 

Rand McNally standard atlas of the world

Rand Mc Nally and company, Chicago 1888

Folio. Numerous full page and double page color maps, color plates, black and white illustrations, colour diagrams, 192 pages full of information, gilt decorative embossed cloth-covered boards. Outside wear, inside clean. Uncommon 1888 edition.

€ 290

 

Reclus, Elysee
Nouvelle Geographie Universelle : L'Europe du Nord-Ouest
Paris, Hachette, 1879
This volume contains Belgique, Hollande, Iles Britanniques. 4to , rich decorated boards signed Magnier, IV + 970 pages. Monumental geography book with 6 coloured maps, 81 views etc and 205 small maps in the text! Apart from the usual foxing an excellent copy.
€ 90

 

Tardieu, A.

Atlas universel de géographie ancienne et moderne

Furne, Jouvet et Cie, Paris [1876]

"Revu et corrigé par A. Veuillemin pour l'intelligence de la Géographie Universelle de Malte-Brun Levallée". 28x43 cm, 31 double-page (handcolored) steelengraved maps, of which 1 plan of Paris by Lemercier and a railroad map of Europe. Contemporary halfleather and letterpiece on spine.
Hinges split(ting) but holding on cords; spine-ends and boardedges rubbed. Inside regular soiling, some stains and pencilmarks, apparently been used as a schoolatlas.

290

 

Sanson

Atlas nouveau du Voyageur pour les dix-sept Provinces des Pais-Bas
Pierre Mortier, Amsterdam ~1700.

"avec la description géographique & d'une table pour trouver facilement les villes etc, par le sr. Sanson, geographe du roi". 8vo. Title page, double-page engraved title-page "Le téâtre de la guerre avec tous les campemens des armées et une table pour trouver en un moment toutes les villes, bourgs qui sont compris dans les XVII Provinces du Pais-Bas", 1 French letterpress title-page, 35 double-page engraved maps (A-F & 1-29), and 2 full-page engraved plates with scales, 24 pages of text,  48 pages of tables. Leather bound, strong five nerves back, worn corners, light wetting on text pages, on table pages and on one map. 7 maps consolidated on low margin. All maps coloured by a contemporary hand. Nice example of a very scarce travelling atlas.

2.800

 

Smith, Charles

Smith's new general atlas

London 1808, first edition

"containing Distinct Maps of all the Principal Empires, Kingdoms & States throughout the World Carefully dedicated from the best Authorities extant." This atlas was printed in London in 1808 for C. Smith (Mapmaker extraordinary) and was dedicated to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. 30x38 cm, rebound using the original beautiful covers with coat of arms. Engraved title page (worn with tape repair), letterpress contents and advertisement leaf, 45 (in fact 43) maps as called for. An additional map has been bound in, which opens out to a huge 38x74 cm. It is entitled “Palestine in the time of our Saviour Illustrative of the Books of the Evangelists”. The map is designed and engraved by Thomas Starling. The beautiful full coloured maps are in very good condition.

€ 1.850

 

Soulier, E. / Andriveau-Goujon, J.

Atlas élémentaire simplifié de géographie ancienne et moderne

Paris, Andriveau-Goujon, no date but ~1845

Folio, contemporary cloth with new spine and label. 31 numbered double page leaves with 34 hand coloured maps. Not dated but California still Mexican. Very nice copy.

350

 

Soulier, E. / Andriveau-Goujon, J.

Atlas élémentaire simplifié de géographie ancienne et moderne

Paris, Andriveau-Goujon, no date but ~1850

Folio, contemporary half leather. 31 numbered double page leaves with 34 hand coloured maps. Traces of use, folds with (repaired) tears, Afrique damaged, title page remargined.

280

 

Soulier, E. / Andriveau-Goujon, J.

Atlas élémentaire simplifié de géographie ancienne et moderne

Paris, Andriveau-Goujon, no date but ~1870

Folio, original cloth gilt. 30 numbered double page leaves (but is 31) with 34 hand coloured maps.

280

 

Vaugondy, Robert de

Nouvel atlas portatif

Paris, 1762, first edition

"destiné principalement pour l'instruction de la jeunesse, et precedé d'un discours sur l'etude de la geographie". 4to, quarter calf with mediaeval manuscript vellum over boards. Vellum with loss, expertly mended. Engraved title with small stamp of the "Ecole Royale militaire". 53 (in stead of 52) double page maps, among which 4 mappe-mondes, a stunning map of Canada and number 47 double. A very nice copy of this important atlas, very scarce in first edition.

€ 3.600

 

Vivien, L

Atlas Universel pour servir à l'Étude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire anciennes et modernes

Paris, Desenne and Menard, 1834

Engraved double-page title, engraved double-page list of contents, 62 double-page plates together forming 48 maps, engraved by Giraldon-Bovinet, partly with handcoloured borders, contemporary halfcalf folio (26x34 cm).Occasionally slightly stained and foxed. Binding worn/ slightly damaged along extremities. Nice copy of a very scarce and beautifully printed atlas. The large maps are delicately hand-coloured in outline on thick paper with the deckle edges preserved, and include a fine world map, a four-map series on North America, and a map of Oceania with "Nouvelle Holland" largely unexplored.
€ 550
 

Vosgien

Nouveau dictionnaire géographique ou Description de toutes les parties du monde

Paris/Bruxelles 1828

8to, full calf, worn and bumped. Inside very good with maps on thick paper. 1 small map, 6 folding maps, 1 large folding map of France and 3 folding plates with coins.

€ 90

 

Vuillemin A.

Bassins Des Grands Fleuves De La France et De L'Europe

Delalain Frères, Paris 1880

25x35 cm, blindstamped cloth covered with gilt printing, little wear to corners and spine. Complete with 13 folding geological river maps in very good condition. Dedication on title page. Scarce river atlas.

€ 150