1827 Brue Dissected Atlas of the World

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1827 Brue Dissected Atlas of the World


Exceptional boxed atlas.


Atlas par H. Brue.
  1827 (dated)     22.5 x 33 in (57.15 x 83.82 cm)


A remarkable cased 1827 atlas by Adrien-Hubert Brué. Housed in a handsome gilt-stamped leather case, the atlas features 8 dissected folding maps covering all parts of the world.
A Closer Look
Individual maps include: Mappemonde (World Map), Europe, Asia, Océanie, Afrique, Amérique Nord, Amérique Sud, and France. The maps bear joint imprints from Europe's most prestigious map publishers, suggesting the maps were a joint work, including Andriveau-Goujon (Paris), Artaria (Manheim), Simon Schrop (Berlin), Riedl (Vienna), Zurich (Milan), Cary (London), and Betailli (Milan). The maps are of a uniform size, and are dissected and laid on linen in 21 sections, with tabs.
Publication History and Census
While the separate maps occasionally appear in Brue's bound atlases, this case format, with the exceptional boxing, is rare.


Adrien-Hubert Brué (1786 – July 16, 1832) was a French cartographer active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Brué served on various ships from age 12. At 14 he was commissioned to the crew of the Naturalist, one of the two ships in Baudin Expedition (1800 – 1804) to the South Pacific. Later in life, Brué turned to cartography where his work was known for remarkable clarity and accuracy. Brué eventually acquired the prestigious office of Geographe du Roi and often signed his maps as such. In this position Brué contributed to thousands of maps and numerous atlases. Like most cartographers, many of his maps were published posthumously. His widow published several maps in 1834, before selling out to Brué's erstwhile partner, Charles Picquet's son and heir, Pierre-Jacques Picquet. Brue's maps were still being updated and republished decades after his death. More by this mapmaker...

Eugène Andriveau-Goujon (1832 - 1897) was a map publisher and cartographer active in 19th century Paris. The firm was created in 1825 when Eugène Andriveau married the daughter of map publisher Jean Goujon - thus creating Andriveau-Goujon. Maps by Andriveau-Goujon are often confusing to identify as they can be alternately singed J. Goujon, J. Andriveau, J. Andriveau-Goujon, E. Andriveau-Goujon, or simply Andriveau-Goujon. This refers to the multiple generations of the Andriveau-Goujon dynasty and the tendency to republish older material without updating the imprint. The earliest maps to have the Andriveau-Goujon imprint were released by Jean Andriveau-Goujon. He passed the business to his son Gilbert-Gabriel Andriveau-Goujon, who in 1858 passed to his son, Eugène Andriveau-Goujon, under whose management the firm was most prolific. Andriveau-Goujon published numerous fine pocket maps and atlases throughout the 19th century and often worked with other prominent French cartographers of the time such as Brue and Levasseur. The firm's stock was acquired by M. Barrère in 1892. Learn More...

Jean Goujon (fl. c. 1785 - 1825) was a French publisher and mapseller based in Paris. Goujon's work begins appearing shortly before the French Revolution (1789 - 1799) and continues well into the Napoleonic Era (1799 - 1815). He was based out of no. 6, Rue du Bac, Paris. In 1825, Goujon's daughter married Eugène Andriveau. Andriveau soon took over Goujon's shop and took the name, Andriveau-Goujon. The family dynasty that followed became the most prominent geographic publishers in France in the 19th century. Learn More...


Very good. Original green leather with gilt stamping. Maps exhibit minor dampstaining, else clean. Size represents individual maps.