Atlas de L'Histoire des Voyages / An Untitled collection of 73 maps and charts mostly by Bellin.
Place of Publication
Contemporary 1/4 mottled calf with matching marbled paper boards, spine in six densely gilt compartments of raised bands, red morocco label on two, edges tinted red, endpapers marbled.
With a table and 73 maps depicting various locations around the world. A variation of the Shirley entry listed below. Most of the maps are by Bellin, with a few at the end that are after Captain Cook.
A fine example, bound in 18th century French binding, maps are clean and crisp.
P. 73 maps, table.
The British Library has an example of this untitled atlas. “Bellin’s signature is on the majority of the charts… The dates on charts 1-70 range from 1738-1758. . .charts showing the discoveries of Captain Cook in the Pacific must date from the late 1770s. Many charts or maps have in their titles the phrase ‘Pour server a l’Histoire Generale des Voyages’ (the encyclopedia set of tomes by L’Abbe Prevost d’Exiles).”