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La Géographie du temps by  Pierre Du Val - First Edition - 1682 - from Caelestica Rare Books and

La Géographie du temps: Qui fait voir l’estat present des IV. Parties du monde, C’est à dire, les religions, les coutumes & les Richesses des Peuples : Les Forces & les Gouvernemens des Estats : Ce qui est de plus beau & de plus rare dans chaque Region : Et autres particula

by Du Val, Pierre

Condition: Very Good

Very good. Decorated gilt back with 5 raised bands, red morocco label, gilt dentelles, marbled edges. Gilt and hand-coloured title pages. Complete text, 312 pp. and 49 hand-coloured maps and 10 hand-coloured and occasionally silver/gilt blazons / coats-of-arms. Vol. 1 of 2. Includes the famous map of California shown as an island. Normal wear to corners and edges. Discrete ex libris. Contemporary very small initials on first two pages. Occasional toning/staining to leaves, but generally clean, and does not affect illustrations.

  • Bookseller: Caelestica Rare Books SE (SE)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 11
  • Title: La Géographie du temps
  • Author: Du Val, Pierre
  • Illustrator: Du Val, Pierre
  • Format/binding: Contemporary calf.
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: L’auteur, Nicolas Langlois.
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1682
  • Bookseller catalogs: Geography;
  • Size: 12mo


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