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Publisher: DESNOS, Louis-Charles
Title: Nouvel Atlas Élémentaire pour l´étude de la Geographie en 28 Cartes générales. Contenant tout ce qui est nécessaire pour la Connoissance Générale du Monde. . .
Published: Paris, 1781

Size: 11.6 x 9.6 inches.
29.5 x 24.5 cm.
Colouring: In original o/l colours.
Condition:  4to. With engraved index frontisp. and 27 double page maps in contemp. colours. Contemp. full half calf, used and separating from book block.
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Popular atlas with decorative index page mentioning 26 maps. The atlas has one extra plate being plate 6 in two sheets. The condition of the maps throughout the atlas is good, however some maps have very light marginal brown spotting.
Each map is set in an separately engraved floral border. Containing : 1. Le systême de Ptolémée, Thico-Brahé, Copernic et Descartes. 2. Sphéres de Ptolémée et de Copernic. 3. Sphéres droite et paralléle. 4. Démonstration géométrique des spéres. 5. Glôbe terrestre et Céleste. 6. (A). Position réspective des peuples de la terre. (B). Suite de la planche précédente. 7. Hémisphère Occidental. 8. Hémisphère Occidental. 9. Mappe-Monde. 10. L`Europe. 11. La France. 12. La Suisse. 13. L`Italie. 14. L`Espagne. 15. Les Isles Britannique. 16. Les Pays-Bas. 17. L`Allemagne. 18. La Hongrie. 19. La Pologne. 20. La Dannemarc. 21. La Suède et Norvége. 22. La Russie Européene. 23. La Turquie Eoropéene. 24. L`Asie. 25. L`Afrique. 26. L`Amerique.

The map of Asia is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée".

Double hemisphere world map supported by two Atlas (or Hercules) figures holding a dedication banner. Continents outlined in green and red. With an oddly shaped Alaskan and Australian coasts, and a large body of water in northwestern North America called “Mer de l’Ouest” [Sea of the West]. The map is dated 1778.




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