World gazetteer 1783 Vaugondy 15 folding maps pocket atlas Buffier rare bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Geography & Atlases, French Geography, 18th Century didactic educational books, France, Buffier].
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Geographie Universelle, Exposee Dans Les Differentes Methodes qui peuvent abreger l'etude & faciliter de cette Science, by Buffier.
Published 1783, Paris by Amable Le Roy, Libraire.
422 pages. Text in French. Contains 15 engraved folding maps by Vaugondy.
Charming 18th century pocket atlas of the world, complete with 15 maps.
Period full leather binding, gilt bands, title in gilt on contrasting leather band. Marbled end papers. Binding remains tight and sound. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Leather is rubbed with scuffing, small loss at spine base, still supple, sound and with attractive age patina.
Interior contents display a uniform age patina, with some spotting or foxing throughout. Maps are mostly clean, some old spotting or staining, some short fold-line splits, but all maps remain complete and appealing.
Uncommon late 18th century universal geography with some of the Vaugondy maps in variant later states.
Book measures: 7" H X 4" W.