METHODE ABREGEE ET FACILE POUR APPRENDRE LA GEOGRAPHIE...AVEC UN ABREGE DE LA SPHERE...
Paris: Chez les Libraires Associes, 1772. 12mo.; (2), x, 515, (1) pp. With 17 folding engraved maps by Robert de Vaugondy (dated 1750). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt-tooled, leather spine label, marbled endpapers and edges. Ecclesiastical supralibros, gilt, on both covers, described in an old manuscript note on a fly-leaf as that of "Mgr Duplesses de Argentre, eveque de Sees, 1776 a la Revolution." Spine ends somewhat chipped, but a very good copy. Maps are clean (one has a closed tear). Item #47470
"Nouvelle edition, revue, corigee & augmentee" (first published in 1719, the work went through many editions in the 17th and early 18th centuries). The authorship is disputed, and, as the dedicatory letter is addressed to Madamoiselle Crozet, the work is often referred to as the "Geographie de Crozat," and the spine label on this copy is titled thusly. The 17 folding maps, all approximately 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, picture the world as represented on the globe, Europe, 10 individual European countries, Turkey & Greece, Asia, Africa, South America, and North America.