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Publisher: DE FER, N. / DANET
Title: Introduction a la Geographie..
Published: Paris, 1717

Size: 7.5 x 4.9 inches.
19.0 x 12.5 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  4°. Contemp. brown calf, spine ribbed and richly gilted. Title page, 197pp. "Introduction a la Geographie", 7 pages position of important cities (6 folding maps). Paper throughout pleasantly slightly age-toned. Spine separating, and with dark stain in upper part.
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old atlasSecond edition of this charming travel compendium illustrated with a fine world map in two hemispheres prepared by de l'Isle. California as an island. The hemispheres are surrounded by small portraits of nine explorers: Père Tachard SJ, de la Salle, Dampier, Magellan, Drake, Columbus, Vespucci, Marco Polo and Schouten.(225x335mm) Dated 1717. Ref.: Shirley, World, 601.
Fine map of the Western hemisphere showing California with indented northern coast: Agubela de Cato to north. Includes partial outline on Nouvelle Zeelande. Engraved by C.Inselin. A first state with imprint lower left. (Ref.: McLaughlin, California 135) Repair of small tear left hand part of map.
old mapDecorative continent maps of Asia, Africa, and Europe (with some border lines in red) and a decorative print of a terrestrial and celestial globe and armillary sphere. All maps are good and dark impression.
Each text page printed from a copper plate. The title page illustrated with miniature world map in double hemisphere showing California as an island.
At the end 2pp. a list of titles of available atlases and separate maps by the author.

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