[French road atlas] Desnos, Etrennes Utiles et Necessaires Aux Commercans et Voyageures ou Indicateur Fidel... Paris, 1771. 32 mo (4½ x 2½). Contemporary mottled calf scuffed and worn. Internally clean. Traces of gilt on spine. Front hinge starting. Ex-library w/stamp on t.p. The uncolored maps are cleany engraved by Dezauche and provide surprising detail for such a small book, obviously designed to fit in a traveler's pocket. The two double-page maps are of France and of Paris with its environs. The 150 road maps cover routes throughout France as well as to important places elsewhere in Europe such as London, Amsterdam and Vienna. An arrow on each map indicates north. The key to symbols for cities, villages, churches, woods, rivers, etc. is on the last printed page. Shirley T-DESN-5a. Sold
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