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HOUZE, Antoine Philippe

Atlas Universel Historique et Geographique

Alfred Duquesne, Paris, [1870]
Quarto (345 x 270 mm.), recent half calf, marbled paper boards, blind ruled, spine with raised bands, each compartment gilt ruled, with green calf gilt title affixed. Half title with contents list on the verso, title and 103 lithographic maps in early wash colour, numbered by hand to 101 and matching manuscript numeration on the contents list.
The first edition of this work appears to be in 1849. The atlas is undated, however the latest date found internally is 1869. Antoine Philippe Houze (1820-88) was a publisher in Paris whose cartographic output appears to be quite limited. Provenance: in manuscript on free endpaper ‘E. H. Carter, (from his friend & tutor Canon Jessop, Jesus Coll. Camb., Mich. Term. 1897’; acquired from Postaprint 1997 for the private collection of Rodney Shirley.
Stock number: 9465

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