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Description

Early (first?) Edition, some maps with dates. 1762. Contains a sphere, maps of the world and continents (4), detailed maps of Africa (2), America (3), Asia (2) and Europe (21) as well as 2 maps of Palestine by Bonne, Janvier and Rizzi Zannoni. The maps are numbered 1-36, with No. 25 omitted (so complete after the content deletion). Bookplate of Toustain de Fultot.

Condition Description
Without engraved publisher's advertisement sometimes bound in at rear. Contemporary calf, spine applies; stained, rubbed and worn, wear to head of spine, split to upper joint.
Reference
Shirley T.BONN-1a; Phillips 629; Tooley, Mapmakers III, 94.
Jean Lattré Biography

Jean Lattré (fl. 1743-1793) was a Parisian bookseller and engraver who published many maps, plans, globes, and atlases. He worked closely with other important French cartographers, including Janvier, Bonne, and Delamarche, as well as other European mapmakers, such as William Faden, Santini, and Zannoni. Lattré is also interesting due to his propensity to bring suits against those who copied his work; plagiarism was common practice in eighteenth-century cartography and mapmakers struggled to maintain proprietary maps and information.