Book Description

La République Française en LXXXVIII départemens: dictionnaire géographique et méthodique, destiné aux administrateurs, négocians, gens d'affaires, et a ceux qui étudient la géographie de la France by Une Societé de Geographes, Paris. Dated year 3 of the Republic (1794), the 3rd edition. In stiff marbled boards with a vellum spine, size 22 by 14 cm. 462 pages. Title written in ink to the spine. With a folding map of France and maps of all 88 departments (two of the maps cover two departments each), therefore complete with all 87 maps. Maps hand-coloured and detailed. Some engraved by Tardieu, others unattributed. The text has information on the main towns and a summary of the history, economy and geography of each department. This was probably one of the first atlases to show these departments and to describe their importance in the new France. At the back of the index is a folding table or chart that includes details of the size, population, administrative divisions, towns and the number of citizens eligible to bear arms. All edges rough-cut. One or two pages are loose but overall the binding, text and maps are all in VG condition. A fascinating atlas and geography of revolutionary France.
Author Une Societé de Geographes
Date 1794
Binding Hardback
Publisher Une Societé de Geographes
Pages 462

Price: £450.00

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