NOTICE des ouvrages de M. D'Anville,... Precedee de son Eloge. Jean Baptiste ANVILLE, d’.
NOTICE des ouvrages de M. D'Anville,... Precedee de son Eloge...
NOTICE des ouvrages de M. D'Anville,... Precedee de son Eloge...
Cartographic Bibliography of D'Anville
Paris, 1802.

NOTICE des ouvrages de M. D'Anville,... Precedee de son Eloge.

4to., 120 pp. Bound in its original wrappers; unopened. Excellent.

The first attempt at a comprehensive bibliography of D’Anville’s production of maps and books.  Many of the citations are annotated. 

D’Anville was one of the great French cartographers of the eighteenth century.  He was the author of 211 maps and plans.  “His maps of China, drawn at the request of the Jesuits for Father du Halde’s history, after reports of their missionaries, were the first to give an accurate indication of the Pacific coastline” (DSB).  According to the preface of this work, Bougainville, in his journey across the Pacific, found D’Anville’s charts the most accurate of any he could find.

 * DSB I: 175-6.

 

Price: $1,850.00

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