Atlas 1826 Brue huge monumental 34 maps Ancient & Modern Geography excellentBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[19th Century Atlas, Ancient & Modern Geography, Brue].
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Atlas Universel de Geographie... by Dedie.
Published 1828, Paris, by Brue.
34 maps on 32 sheets, all with original outline hand color. 15 maps of the ancient world and 19 of the modern world. First volume of two, not containing the maps of regions outside of Europe but complete as issued.
The modern maps feature the world (3), Europe (3), Germany (3), France (2), and regional maps of Europe (8). All of the maps display Brue's embossed seal "Carte encyprotipe du fonds de l'auteur," and are beautifully engraved and surrounded by a decorative keyboard border.
Attractive and well preserved period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, spine gilt lettered and ruled with blind embossed rules. Marbled end papers, speckled edges.
Internally clean, tight and sound, some maps with short centerfold splits in blank margins, a couple close blank margin tears, overall fine example, nicer than typical for the era.
Book measures: 21" H X 14 1/4" W.