Prussia – (Mirabeau, H. G. V. R. Count of.) Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne. London, no printer, 1788. Fol. 2 unpag. ll. title, 4 pp. With 60 (of 61?) statistical tables of varying size incl. 9 mostly oversize folded ones + 93 (5 double full-page) engraved plates. Contemporary marbled half calf vol. on ribs with back-title, richly gilt tooled spine and leather corners.
Barbier III, 333; Ebert 14116. – Atlas volume to Mirabeau’s thorough work “De la monarchie prussienne sous Frédéric le Grand” , “that demonstrated the shortcomings of the Prussian State and the necessary reforms with surprising perspicacity” (Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th ed., XI, 670) and based on both own intuitions during his stays in Berlin 1785/86 and the material collected by major Mauvillon. – Without the 10 regional maps.
Economical-historically interesting the 28 statistical overviews arranged after products, partly also countries of receipt + origin of import and export over Königsberg, Memel, Elbing, Kolberg, Stettin, Magdeburg, Emden and (export only) Rostock for the time of 1750-85 as a whole or for shorter periods within this.
Population-political , cameralistic, communal and national knowledge in 13 (of 14?) tables.
The further 19 tables just as the 93 engraved plates predominantly on military statements.
Table H maybe missing here, too, but neither bound with in a previous copy catalogued here. – Title with stamp + note of donation. – Fly-leaf, titles + 4 pp. decreasingly foxing, 1 table browned, a few backed marginal tears. Namely the back cover slightly rubbed, edges nudged, backleather renewed above the red title plate. Otherwise fresh copy on strong paper with wide margins.
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