• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    [JANVIER, Jean; Giovanni Antonio RIZZI-ZANNONI (1736-1814) and Rigobert BONNE (1727-1794)]. Atlas Moderne. Paris: Lattré & Herissant, [1762].

    Price Realised  

    [JANVIER, Jean; Giovanni Antonio RIZZI-ZANNONI (1736-1814) and Rigobert BONNE (1727-1794)]. Atlas Moderne. Paris: Lattré & Herissant, [1762].

    4o (359 x 274 mm). Engraved throughout, title, "avertissement" leaf, table of contents leaf, one double-page plate, and 35 double-page maps, hand-colored in outline. (Occasional light marginal dampstaining). Contemporary vellum (extremities scuffed).

    FIRST EDITION. The maps are numbered to 36 but no number 25 was issued according to the list of contents. 17 of the maps are by Janvier; 8 by Rizzi-Zannoni; 6 by Bonne and the remainder are unsigned. There were later editions published in 1771-83 and 1787-91. Phillips Atlases 629.


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