Le Grand Dictionnaire Geographique, Historique et Critique


Le Grand Dictionnaire Geographique, Historique et Critique


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First published 1726-30 at the Hague, this massive 6-volume dictionary includes the people, places and events important to the 18th century world. An unusual touch is the way each letter is paginated separately. Bruzen of Martinitere (1662-1746) was secretary at the Court of Frederic-Guillaume, Duke of Mecklembourg, afterwards counselor to the Duke of Parma and, at one point, geographer to King Philip V of Spain.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: P. G. Le Mercier
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1739
  • Place Published: Paris
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good+
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    1739-41. 6 vols.: multiple paginations. Engraved title page vignettes and head and tail pieces. Diagram of map symbols in vol. 2 C195-96. Numerous other tables. Full leather bindings with raised bands and gilt spines. Worn and scuffed with chipped spine ends. Corners bumped. Vol. 1, 5 and 6 show some cracking at hinges. Labels and some label residue on front paste-downs. Some small pencil and ink notations on endpapers, title pages. Minor foxing and thumbing within. Some pages yellowing. Dampness stains scattered throughout most volumes. Vol. 4: Front loose endpapers a bit loose, tear in half title, repair to first page of text.

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