26 September 2002
Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet (1779-1842)
Voyage autour du Monde... Atlas Historique. Paris: 1825. Engraved title with integral vignette, 112 engraved maps, plans, views and plates (comprising 12 maps or plans, one double-page, one folding, both of these with routes marked in colour by hand; 100 views, portraits and plates, 41 hand-coloured or printed in colour and finished by hand after Freycinet, J. Arago, A. Pellion and others, by Desaulx, E. Aubert, Chaselet and others, extra-illustrated with a loosely inserted original wrapper from the parts issue. (Small tears to outer blank margins.) Atlas binding: uncut and unbound as issued within contemporary portfolio constructed of card covers, covered with grey/green sugar paper taken from some original wrappers for the parts issue, blue cloth ties (worn).
Provenance: inscription on label on inserted original wrapper: 'Livraison de p. à 16. inclus. planches N.B. Les livraisons de 1. à 8. inclus. ont été envoyées à Cayenne' in Louis de Freycinet's hand.
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