Rare 1st French edition!

Guthrie, William (1708-1770): Atlas Universel, pour La Géographie de Guthrie.

Hyacinthe Langlois Paris 1798/99

copper engraved maps; various plate sizes from 25x 46 to 20x23cm; folds as issued; some small tears in cross folds; occ. edges frayed; some dusting and light soiling; first 3 maps with hole in lower part of image (affecting Sphere, World and Europe); last 3 maps have been bound upside down and out of order; o/w vg cond. 4to, soft vellum binding in envelope form; with one tie; binding slightly soiled; end papers partially lose; title page with table of contents on verso; o/w g cond.

This is the first French edition of Guthrie’s Geographical Grammar with maps by Blondeau, Dien, et al. There are 29 maps though the numbering is 1 to 34 as some maps were counted twice. The atlas contains 1 sphere, 3 world, 17 Europe, 4 Asia, 3 Americas, 1 Africa.

Guthrie was a Scottish historian and geographer from Brechin, Angus, who studied at the University of Aberdeen, before he settled in London in 1730.

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