Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island
Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island Pocket Atlas Gazetteer 1783 Geography Universal 18 maps Calif. as Island
$ 950.00



[18th Century pocket atlases & gazetteer, California as an Island, Vellum spine & hand marbled covers, French Cartography].

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Geographie Universelle, by Claude Buffier.
Published 1783, Paris by Amable Leroy.
245 pages.

Complete, with 18 folding engraved maps, including the world in double hemispheres, the continents, Poland, California as an island, etc. With early manuscript section Traite de la Sphere bound in long ago after the index.

Period 1/2 vellum binding, hand marbled paper covered board covers: [likely intended as a temporary binding].

Covers rubbed & worn, vellum soiled from handling, several text gatherings loose- all as expected for a inherently fragile period temporary binding such as this.

Maps and text display occasional small stains, some maps with early neat paper repairs, contents overall still mostly quite clean.

Despite shaken contents and wear, the rare small 18th century European gazetteer exhibits a pleasing age patina and functions essentially as a didactic pocket atlas of the era.

One of a kind survival, charming and unique late 18th century pocket atlas.

Book measures: 6 3/4" H X 4" W.

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