Vandermaelen, Ph.

ATLAS UNIVERSEL DE GÉOGRAPHIE Physique, Politique, Statistique et Minéralogique, Sur l’échelle de 1/1631836 ou d’une ligne par 1900 toises, Dressé par ... D’apres les meilleurs Cartes, Observations Astronomiques et Voyages dans les divers Pays de la Terre, Lithographié par H. Ode. Première partie - EUROPE [only of 6].

Published: Bruxelles

Date: 1827

1st Ed. Folio. Ded. leaf + t.p. + sub-title + pp.(3-43) + [i]. Hand cold. double page lithographed Tableau comparative des principles Hauteurs du Globe par A.M. Perrot, double page lithographed [Key] Carte d’Assemblage de l’Europe, 29 contemporary double page maps hand coloured in outline and lithographed by Henri Ode, including 1bis and 1ter matching the index map. [Without half title.] French text. T.p. soiled and repaired, the [Key] map browned and sl. soiled with minor marginal loss, generally very clean with very occasional minor marking, sm. tear to tail of map 15, C20th leather backed cloth with light fading, sm. stain to upper board due to label removal, paper title label to spine.

A very good copy of this landmark atlas, the maps still brightly coloured and in very good order. Phillips ‘A list of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress’ 747; Published in installments during the period 1825-1827. ‘[The six volumes] ... consisting of approximately 380 conically projected sheets of maps and 40 pages of statistical tables in six volumes. This folio-size atlas is remarkable for several reasons. It is the first atlas produced by the then new printing process of lithography. It is also the first atlas to show the whole world in maps using a large uniform scale—about 26 miles to the inch. Moreover, the maps are designed to be joined into a three-dimensional terrestrial globe with a diameter of approximately 7.75 meters (almost 25 feet).’ Princeton University Library.


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