Rare First Edition, complete with all 24 folding engraved maps/plates, as issued. Two works, with the Atlas preceding a shorter treatise on the use of spheres/globes where the movement of the stars, etc. 12mo measuring 6 x 3 3/4 inches (15.5 x 9.5cm).1760 Rare First Edition of this atlas designed to teach world geography to French children, published in Amsterdam by J. 205 pps + index (atlas) + 51 additional pps (Treatise on the Sphere). The maps are "blind maps" featuring political boundaries and the outlines of continents and countries but without text so children must learn to identify the regions by associating the maps with the accompanying text.
Fine 18th century burgundy morocco ornately tooled gilt paneling to covers and spine compartments. Complete with 24 folding engraved "blind" maps, hand colored in outline. Extremely rare to find this title in the first edition with all maps present. Maps vary in condition from good to fine, some with irregular folds and rough edges. A few short closed tears.Former property of Free Library of Philadelphia with its bookplate to rear pastedown, perforated library stamp verso title page, small library ink "withdrawn" stamp at foot verso title and small color ink "free library" stamp opposite. Pages moderately toned with occasional light foxing but generally clean and bright. Moderate wear to covers, including to corners, edges and spine tips. Maps include: (1) World Map as frontis opposite title; (2) Europe; (3) Portugal (possibly, unclear); (4) Spain/Iberia; (5) France; (6) Germany/Saxony/Bohemia etc; (7) Switzerland; (8) Italy; (9) Les Pay Bas "Low Countries" now Belgium; (10) Holland / Free Provinces; (11) Great Britain; (12) Denmark; (13) Norway; (14) Sweden; (15) Russia / Muscovie; (16) Prussia; (17) Poland; (18) Hungary; (19) Ottoman Turkey (short tear); (20) Asia; (21) Africa; (22) The Americas (North and South); (23) The Sphere/Globe; (24) System of Orbits.
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