Paris [a Orleans]: Hôtel de Thou [de Court De villeneuve], 1787. Quarto. Item #021781
Volume one only. Frontispiece, 65pp text and 77 double paged maps of the world. Bonne was one of the most important mapmakers of his time. He did not elaborate his maps with cartouches or sea monsters, His maps were simple but highly detailed and accurate of the time. Bound in full mottled calf, raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco spine label gilt, marbled endpapers. old damp staining throughout mostly affecting title page and frontispiece, text faintly stained, but more so to maps, staining clearing about midway through book, then mostly clean. With two small labels and a bookstore label of Gabriel Molina from 1954.