Carte des royaumes d’Espagne et Portugal dressée par L. Vivien ingénieur géographe, auteur de l’Atlas universel. D’après les cartes de Lopez, Faden, et celle du Dépot Génl. de la Guerre. Gravé par Kardt B. de Beaupré et Hennequin graveurs au Dépot Général de la Guerre.

Paris, J. Andriveau-Goujon, 1831 and 1834.

Folding map in 32 sections (195 x 130 mm, unfolding to 770 x 1040 mm), hand-coloured; some minor staining and off-setting; linen-backed, printed paper label on back of one section, in the original card slipcase covered in green marbled paper; rubbed, a few splits; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).

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Carte des royaumes d’Espagne et Portugal dressée par L. Vivien ingénieur géographe, auteur de l’Atlas universel. D’après les cartes de Lopez, Faden, et celle du Dépot Génl. de la Guerre. Gravé par Kardt B. de Beaupré et Hennequin graveurs au Dépot Général de la Guerre.

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Second edition, updated (‘revue’) in 1834, of this attractive large map of Spain and Portugal, first published in 1824. It includes an inset plan of Cádiz. Louis Vivien de Saint-Martin (1802–1897) was not only a geographer and cartographer but also a prolific author who translated the works of Sir Walter Scott (in twenty-five volumes, 1836–9) and wrote a history of the French Revolution and a biography of Napoleon, among other works.

Not in Palau, who records a map by Vivien with the same title published in 1824 (Palau 372201). Not found in Library Hub. OCLC records only the 1824 edition and an edition of 1843.

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