French "Atlas Geographique Fair par Sophie de Baure" drawn and handpainted by Sophie de Baure. Oblong quarto, 22 pages, hard bound in contemporary burgundy full Morocco binding, tooled with gilt borders and "SB" initials in gold lettering to boards, contemporary front and back endpapers. Hand painted watercolor manuscript atlas on laid paper, with title page, table of contents, and 20 maps, including two double hemisphere world maps, a world map illustrating the Mercator projection, and maps depicting continents, regions, and of individual countries such as North and South America, Africa, Russia, the British Isles, Spain, Italy, and more. Each page surrounded by a turquoise and black line triple border. All text in French. Title page with blue stamp reading "Ferrasse Jean Paul Montreal 11290" lower center. (Montreal, Languedoc-Roussillon, France). 10 1/4" H x 12 3/4" W. French. ca 1840. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Maps with overall toning, minute foxing spots to be expected from age. Pages are becoming separated from spine. Cover rubbed and scuffed with areas of loss to gilt. Areas of loss, largest 4 3/4", edges of spine.
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