BION, Nicolas (1652-1733). L'Usage des Globes celeste et terrestre... Paris: La Veuve de Jean Boudot and others, 1717.

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BION, Nicolas (1652-1733). L'Usage des Globes celeste et terrestre et des spheres suivant les differens systemes du Monde. Paris: La Veuve de Jean Boudot and others, 1717.

3 parts in one volume. 8vo., (7 4/8 x 5 inches). Fine folding double-hemisphere celestial map, and double-hemisphere maps of the world, Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and 46 maps of scientific instruments, scientific diagrams, and other regional maps, including 11 folding, one engraved vignette head-piece (some minor worming). Original grey paper wrappers (a bit worn with some minor loss to the backstrip).  

Fourth edition, AND AN ATTRACTIVE COPY IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS first published with fewer maps and plates in 1699. Bion was a successful manufacturer of scientific instruments and globes and "published three important treatises on globes and cosmography, on astrolabes, and on precision instruments in general. These writings had great success and went into many editions" (DSB). Houzeau & Lancaster 9735; JCB 717/9; Wellcome II, p. 169.