rare maps
Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints
antique maps

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden​
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13
Email: enquiries@caburden.com

DEPPING, George Bernard

L'Angleterre, ou Description Historique et Topographique du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne

Etienne Ledoux, Paris, 1828
Duodecimo, six volumes (155 x 95 mm.), full contemporary red morocco, all upper boards with very ornate gilt floral design bearing ‘Institution Landry’, ornate gilt spines with volume numbers and title, marbled endpapers. With 60 early outline coloured maps (1 folding), 18 aquatint and 2 engraved plates. Some light foxing of the text as usual, otherwise a very attractive set.
This series of little maps were drawn it is believed by Aristide Michel Perrot. They accompanied a topographical description of Great Britain by George Bernard Depping. He was a naturalised Frenchman who was born in Münster, Germany 1784 and became a professor of German and a member of the French Royal Society of Antiquaries. He died in 1853. Perrot was a geographer who produced several works related to this field. This is a very nice example of the second edition. Provenance: ‘L’Institution Landry’ embossed in gilt on the cover of all six volumes, this was a boarding school near Vincennes, Paris, inside the cover of each is a label indicating the book was awarded as a prize to student Flandin; private English collection. Carroll (1996) no. 83.
Stock number: 9231

SOLD

Send us your name and email address.
We'll add you to our subscriber list and alert you to new catalogues and similar news