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EXPILLY, Abbe d' - Le Geographe Manuel, Contenant La Description de Tous les Pays du Monde.

EXPILLY, Abbe d' - Le Geographe Manuel, Contenant La Description de Tous les Pays du Monde.
Le Geographe Manuel, Contenant La Description de Tous les Pays du Monde. - EXPILLY, Abbe d'
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Title : Le Geographe Manuel, Contenant La Description de Tous les Pays du Monde..
Map maker : EXPILLY, Abbe d'.
Date : Paris, 1762.
Size : 5.1 x 3.0 inches. / 13.0 x 7.5 cm.
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Description :Miniature Atlas in French featuring maps of The World, The Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe & France. Atlas is by Jean Joseph Georges Abbe d'Expilly who was a French diplomat and traveller and member of the Societee Royal de Belles-Lettres de Nancy. The engraver was Martinet and the atlas was published by Ches Bauche in Paris in 1762.
Le Geographe Manuel has 424 pages and is contempory full mottled calf leather with fancy guilt stamped spine. Maps are 120 x 100 mm. except for Mappemonde which is 160 x 100 mm.
There are several interesting features including:
- North America has a large sea protruding into the western coastline and the Baja Peninsula missing.
- There are unmapped areas missing in Australia, New Zealand and North America.
- The map of Asia includes a huge area labelled Des Eleuths.
- A long chapter on America which describes the territories claimed by Britain, Denmark, Spain, Holland, Portugal and Prussia.
- Description of "L'Amerique Independent" including California, the Amazon, Terre- Magellanique, New France in Canada & Louisiana.
-There is an account of Carpentaria.


Condition : Atlas has a split of about 20% at the top of the spine but is holding fine. There are a couple of chipped corners and regular rubbing to extremities.
Maps are folded into the back of the atlas and have folds as produced plus extra creases and mis-folds. The Mappemonde has a 3 cm tear that was professionally repaired.


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