RAYNAL GUILLAUME THOMAS

Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes
Date: Genève,Jean-Léonard Pellet,1780
Cod 2884
Subject: Atlas
2.000,00 €
Quarto (mm 260x205). I: occhietto, pagg. (2), 741, (1 di errata); II: occhietto, pagg. (4), VIII, 485, (1 di errata); III: pagg. XV, 629, (1 di errata); IV: pagg. (4), VIII, 770, (1 di errata); V: Atlas, pagg. (4), 28; portait of the author. Contemporary mottled calf, brown label lettered in gilt, spine gilt to compartments with floral motifs, marbled endpapers, red edges. With 50 maps and 23 tables, some folding. Third edition augmented in comparison to the 1770 edition. An attractive copy of this popular atlas, published to accompany Raynal's Historique Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce dans les deux Indes. Several printings are known, with variant engravings. Bonne was a significant figure in the development of cartography, prioritizing accuracy and detail over decoration. A very good example. Water stain in bottom margin of the first half of volume two. Phillips, Atlases, 652.

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