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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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