28th July 2021 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Lot 30


Querbeuf (Yves Mathurin Marie Tréaudet, & others, editors). Lettres édifiantes et curieuses,...

Querbeuf (Yves Mathurin Marie Tréaudet, & others, editors). Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des missions étrangères. Nouvelle édition. Mémoires du Levant [... Amérique ... Indes ... Chine], Toulouse: Noel-Etienne Sens, Auguste Gaude, 1810-11. 26 volumes, 12mo (164 x 92 mm), contemporary mottled sheep, rebacked and relined at an early date, spines richly gilt in compartments with twin morocco labels, half-title to each volume, 54 engraved maps and plates (nearly all folding), variable light browning, folding map facing volume 16 p. 310 with old linen-tape repair verso (qty: 26) Sold as a collection of maps and plates; a full collation has not been established. The maps include Kino's Passage par terre à la Californie, Fritz's Cours du fleuve Maragnon autrement dit des Amazones, and similar; the plates include views, portraits of indigenous peoples including an Iroquois woman, a depiction of Chinese characters, and two folding tables relating to Chinese astronomy. Provenance: George Wilbraham (1779-1852), Whig politician, of Delamere House, Northwich, Cheshire (bookplates).

Sold for £400
Estimated at £200 - £300


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 28th July 2021

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