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Book Number 2888 
Author J.N. Bellin 
Title Atlas de L'Histoire des Voyages / An Untitled collection of 73 maps and charts mostly by Bellin. 
Date c. 1779. 
Publisher  
Place of Publication Paris 
Edition  
Volume Information  
Cover 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.  
Illustration 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. 
Size 4to 
Condition A fine example, bound in 18th century French binding, maps are clean and crisp. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. 73 maps, table. 
Reference Shirley M.Bell-6a 
Translation Info  
Notes 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).”  
Price (US$) 2750  
Short Description Book Atlas & Cartography General; 
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