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    Sale 7471

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 100

    COMPOSITE ATLAS -- Nicolaus VISSCHER (1618-79), Frederick DE WITT (1630-1706) and others. [Composite Atlas of the World]. 138 double-page or folding engraved maps, all fully hand-coloured, about 77 by Nicolaus Visscher, others by Frederick de Witt, Peter Schenk, Joannes Jansson, Joannes Blaeu, Charles Allard, etc. Amsterdam or Paris: ca. 1650-1706. Large 2° (530 x 340mm). All maps without text on versos. (Some light rubbing, a few short tears without loss, a little creasing). Contemporary vellum panelled in blind (soiled and bowed).

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    COMPOSITE ATLAS -- Nicolaus VISSCHER (1618-79), Frederick DE WITT (1630-1706) and others. [Composite Atlas of the World]. 138 double-page or folding engraved maps, all fully hand-coloured, about 77 by Nicolaus Visscher, others by Frederick de Witt, Peter Schenk, Joannes Jansson, Joannes Blaeu, Charles Allard, etc. Amsterdam or Paris: ca. 1650-1706. Large 2° (530 x 340mm). All maps without text on versos. (Some light rubbing, a few short tears without loss, a little creasing). Contemporary vellum panelled in blind (soiled and bowed).

    A MAGNIFICENT COMPOSITE WORLD ATLAS with particularly fine contemporary hand-colouring. In addition to de Witt's celebrated twin-hemisphere world map [ca. 1670, see Shirley 451], the atlas includes approximately 117 maps of Europe, the Mediterranean and Russia; 6 maps of Africa; 6 of Asia and the Middle East including Visscher's Indiae orientalis [Amsterdam, ca. 1680]; and 7 of the Americas including Schenk's America septentrionalis novissima [Amsterdam, 1690], Jansson's America septentrionalis and Americae pars meridionalis [Amsterdam, ca. 1650], Visscher's Novi Belgii novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula [Amsterdam, c. 1680], with an inset view of 'Nieuw Amsterdam op t Eylant Manhattans', Blaeu's Nova et accurata Brasilias totius tabula [Amsterdam, 1662 or later], and Visscher's Insula Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali [Amsterdam, ca. 1658].


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Natural Sciences and Atlases