|Set of maps of the World & 6 Continents|
Paris, c.1845. A fine set, each map with bright body colour on the maps, within a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of views, costumes and animals. Published in one of the last decorative atlases, the 'Atlas Universel Illustré', which, unlike earlier sets, has grouped the East Indies, Australasia and the Pacific on one plate, 'Océanie'. On the map of the Americas Texas is a republic: the population table gives it a population of only 200,000.