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Hyacinthe Langlois was a mapmaker, bookseller and publisher in Paris. Tooley records his earliest work in 1812. The date given on the title page is the French Revolutionary calendar year seven which began on 22 September 1798. The maps were all engraved by Alexandre Blondeau, recorded in Tooley as his earliest work. Sprisingly this first edition does not appear to be in either the British Library or the Library of Congress. A ‘nouvelle edition’ was to appear in 1802. Provenance: manuscript ink ownership inscription in Spanish on first front free endpaper; Bonhams London, 17 September 2002 lot 385. Not in Phillips; Tooley’s Dictionary (1999-2004).
LANGLOIS, Hyacinthe

Atlas Universel, pour La Geographie de Guthrie

Hyacinthe Langlois, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, No. 45, Paris, 1798-[99]
Quarto (245 x 200 mm.), full contemporary calf, blind panelled, spine with gilt embossed bands, each compartment with ornate gilt decoration, red calf gilt title label. With typographic title page, contents on the verso, with 28 maps, four of which are folding, all in early outline colour and 1 single page plate of a sphere, small area of margin loss to world map and paper fault to margin of Africa, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10022

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