• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    SELLER, John (fl.1658-1698). Atlas Terrestris: or a Book of Mapps of all the Empires, Monarchies, Kingdoms, Regions, ... in the whole World. London: John Seller, [no date]. Small 8° (145 x 94mm). 82 double-page engraved maps, coloured in outline, 40 engraved plates and views, including 36 double-page, 3 folding and one plate with a volvelle, one additional double-page map showing 'that part of Westphalia in which the French Army were defeated. Aug. 1, 1759' (one folding view defective, ?without engraved title, some browning, stronger in margins, a few plates with clean tears along folds). 19th-century half calf (front cover detached, head of spine chipped, rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: numerous old annotations in ink on verso of most maps and plates, and on plate 'Scales of Miles & Leagues'.

    Price Realised  

    SELLER, John (fl.1658-1698). Atlas Terrestris: or a Book of Mapps of all the Empires, Monarchies, Kingdoms, Regions, ... in the whole World. London: John Seller, [no date]. Small 8° (145 x 94mm). 82 double-page engraved maps, coloured in outline, 40 engraved plates and views, including 36 double-page, 3 folding and one plate with a volvelle, one additional double-page map showing 'that part of Westphalia in which the French Army were defeated. Aug. 1, 1759' (one folding view defective, ?without engraved title, some browning, stronger in margins, a few plates with clean tears along folds). 19th-century half calf (front cover detached, head of spine chipped, rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: numerous old annotations in ink on verso of most maps and plates, and on plate 'Scales of Miles & Leagues'.

    One of a series of composite world atlases of varying contents published by John Seller from 1676 onwards. The maps depict North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The work includes the 'New Mapp of the World' which shows California as an island (repeated on the map of North America) and only partially outlines the Australian Coastline. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.


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