BASSILAN, Jean-Baptiste Mallat de.
Les Philippines histoire, geographie, moeurs agriculture, industrie et commerce...Atlas

Published
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1836].
References
Not in Colas or Lipperheide; Robertson p.134; Bobins 281.
Plates
10
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5067

Atlas volume only, folio, folding map outlined in colour, 10 hand coloured plates, 7 other maps or plans on 4 leaves and one folding leaf of music. Contemporary half calf. An unusual series of illustrations of the Philippines including genre scenes, everyday life, including agriculture, industry and. Commerce. "A work of considerable merit...the atlas accompanying the work is very rare and we have not seen it" (Robertson).

Coloured plates in order:

Carte des Isles Philippines (folding).
1. Petits Negres des Montagnes, appeles Actas.
2. Villabos, Legaspi, Magellan.
3. Bisayas Sauvages ou des Montagnes.
4.Indiens Tagales pilant du riz.
5. Indiens Bisayas.
6. Indiens Pampangos.
7. Indiens Yfugaos.
8. Metis de la Haute Classe en promenade.
9. Metis Chinois ou Sangley.
10. Metis Espagnols en costume de promenade.