# 21887

[BAILLARD, Marie]

[MANUSCRIPT ATLAS] Contrées d’Europe

$200.00 AUD

A beautiful manuscript atlas of the countries of Europe, drawn by a young French woman, Marie Baillard of the ‘2e. Cours des Réligieuses Saint-Charles de Saint-Pothin’, dated ’25 Juillet 1902′.

Sketchbook, oblong folio (310 x 450 mm), printed card covers (short tear lower left front), [23] leaves with entries to recto only, comprised of title page followed by a full page map and full page of text describing each of 11 nations or regions (France; Russia; England; Germany; Austria-Hungary; Scandinavia; Belgium/Holland; Switzerland; Spain/Portugal; Italy; the Balkans), interleaved with waxed paper, immaculate calligraphic handwriting with exquisite colour decorations in ink and pencil throughout, complete, the paper fresh and clean and the colours still vibrant, a splendidly executed and extremely well preserved work of juvenilia of La Belle Époque.

Unique.