15 Atlas / Geographical decription of Spain/ Virtual Map Fair 16


Title: LOSADA, Juan Cayetano.
Title: Breves tratados de esfera y geografía universal, con algunas noticias históricas, en especial en lo perteneciente a España, para instruccion de la juventud.
Published in: Madrid, Impreta de Collado, 1814
Description: Third edition of this popular Spanish Atlas for children, illustrated with 6 folding engraved "blind" maps, all finely coloured by hand, in the main part in original outline colours: World map, Spain and maps of the continents. Size of the maps: 93x115mm size of the binding: 15x10cm.
The "blind" maps, have the geographical names left out. The explanatory text to all maps are in the form of questions and answers, like a catechism, for the children to learn by heart. The work was printed Spain, but also in France and Germany, no doubt because of the "blind" maps, which represented quite a new method of teaching geography to children.
Stamp on the title-page : "Del Conde de Bureta"
Dimensions: 5.9 x 4.1 inches.
15.0 x 10.5 cm.

In original o/l colours.
Condition: 8º, (4) ll., 222 pp. and 6 maps, leather binding, spine gilt, red edges. Some slight browning on the title-page. Very nice copy.
  • Number: 1630014
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum