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BRUZEN DE LA MARTINIÈRE, Antoine-Augustin (1662--1746)
[Grand dictionnaire géographique et critique. Abridgments. 1762]
Abrégé portatif du dictionnaire géographique de La Martinière. Tome premier (second).
A La Haye aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1762.
2 vols ; 20.4 cm. (8º)
I: [2], IV, [2], 417, [1] p., [2] fold. maps
II: [4], 290 p.

An abridgment of Bruzen de la Martinière's Grand dictionnaire géographique et critique, one of the most comprehensive geographical works of the eighteenth century which was first published in ten volumes, 1726--29. The engraved 'Mappe Monde' and the map of 'L'Europe divisée suivant ses principx. Etats' in vol. I are by 'le Sr. Robert, Géographe Ordinaire du Roy' i.e. Robert de Vaugondy (1688--1766), originally published 'Avec Privilège 1748'.

Copy Notes Volume I inscribed in pencil on recto and verso of the front free-endpaper -b- 2 Vols -3s-6d // c, in the hand of the bookseller Thomas Boone.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1141


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