C. V. Monin: Atlas Universel de Géographie

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Written By: John

I bought this atlas by a mistake (sight unseen). The person selling it claimed it was an atlas from the mid 1800’s by Louis-Etienne Dussieux, and I got it at a price I thought was a steal. I found out soon enough that it was in fact a rebound assortment of maps, most of which cam from various editions of Monin’s atlas. All but a few appear to be from the 1822 edition, while a few are from the later editions through 1835. One map, of France, was by Dussieux which led to the misidentification. The entire volume was bound up with coarse thread and sewn into a makeshift cover of two tattered boards which may or may not have been original.

I did not complain; it was a nice assortment of maps and I eventually ended up selling the collection for more than a fair profit, but not before I scanned the maps. Here they are, 40 out of the 42 that should be here. Some are from a later edition, as I said, and I am not sure what the two missing maps are.

It is hard to find references on the atlas. I am sure it is online somewhere, but I gave up trying to find a compete index. There was nothing in this set but the maps. No title page or other front matter survived.

Title: Atlas Universel de Géographie Ancienne and Moderne en 42 Cartes
Cartographer: C. V. Monin (sometimes reported as E. V. Monin, but I think CV Monin is correct).
Publisher: Lecoffre (?)
Date Published: 1822-1835

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 Afrique (Africa)

Afrique (Africa)

 Afrique Meridionale (Southern Africa)

Afrique Meridionale (Southern Africa)

 Sénégambie et Guinée (Senegambia and Guinea)

Sénégambie et Guinée (Senegambia and Guinea)

Afrique Septentrionale (North Africa)

Afrique Septentrionale (North Africa)

 Egypte (Egypt)

Egypte (Egypt)

 Egypte, Palestine, Syrie et Phoenicie (Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Phoenicia)

Egypte, Palestine, Syrie et Phoenicie (Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Phoenicia)

 Carte de la Terre Sainte (Map of the Holy Land)

Carte de la Terre Sainte (Map of the Holy Land)

 Europe (Europe)

Europe (Europe)

 Turquie DEurope (Turkey in Europe)

Turquie D'Europe (Turkey in Europe)

Empire DAutriche (Austrian Empire)

Empire D'Autriche (Austrian Empire)

Suisse (Switzerland)

Suisse (Switzerland)

Italie (Italy)

Italie (Italy)

 France en 32 Gouvernemens (France in 32 Governments)

France en 32 Gouvernemens (France in 32 Governments)

 Espagne et Portugal (Spain and Portugal)

Espagne et Portugal (Spain and Portugal)

Suède, Norvège, et Danemark (Sweden, Norway, and Denmark)

Suède, Norvège, et Danemark (Sweden, Norway, and Denmark)

Hollande et Belgique (Holland and Belgium)

Hollande et Belgique (Holland and Belgium)

Allemagne ou Confédération Germanique (German Confederation)

Allemagne ou Confédération Germanique (German Confederation)

Prusse (Prussia)

Prusse (Prussia)

Russie DEurope (Russia in Europe

Russie D'Europe (Russia in Europe

Empire de Charlemagne (Empire of Charlemagne)

Empire de Charlemagne (Empire of Charlemagne)

 Italie Ancienne (Ancient Italy)

Italie Ancienne (Ancient Italy)

La Gaul Sous LEmpire Romain (Gaul under the Roman Empire)

La Gaul Sous L'Empire Romain (Gaul under the Roman Empire)

Empire Romain (Roman Empire)

Empire Romain (Roman Empire)

Empire et Marches DAlexandre (Alexanders Empire)

Empire et Marches D'Alexandre (Alexander's Empire)

La Grèce et ses Colonies (Greece and its Colonies)

La Grèce et ses Colonies (Greece and its Colonies)

 Monde Connu des Anciens (The World as Known to the Ancients)

Monde Connu des Anciens (The World as Known to the Ancients)

Asie (Asia)

Asie (Asia)

Turquie dAsie (Turkey in Asia)

Turquie d'Asie (Turkey in Asia)

Perse, Kaboul, et Beloutchistan (Persia, Kabul, et Beloutchistan)

Perse, Kaboul, et Beloutchistan (Persia, Kabul, and Beloutchistan)

 Indes (India)

Indes (India)

Chine et Japon (China and Japan)

Chine et Japon (China and Japan)

Sibérie ou Russe DAsie (Siberia, Russia in Asia)

Sibérie ou Russe D'Asie (Siberia, Russia in Asia)

Océanie (Oceania)

Océanie (Oceania)

Amérique Septentrionale (North America)

Amérique Septentrionale (North America)

États-Unis de LAmerique du Nord (The United States of North America)

États-Unis de L'Amerique du Nord (The United States of North America)

Amérique Méridionale (South America)

Amérique Méridionale (South America)

Colombie et Guyanne (Colombia and Guyana)

Colombie et Guyanne (Colombia and Guyana)

 Pérou et Bolivia (Peru and Bolivia)

Pérou et Bolivia (Peru and Bolivia)

 Brésil (Brazil)

Brésil (Brazil)

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