• Sale 5334

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

    13 June 2012, London, King Street

  • Lot 90

    BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). Parte del Atlas Mayor, o Geographia Blaviana, que contiene las cartas y descripciones de Italia [volume VIII of Atlas Mayor]. Amsterdam: Juan Blaeu, 1669.

    Price Realised  

    BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). Parte del Atlas Mayor, o Geographia Blaviana, que contiene las cartas y descripciones de Italia [volume VIII of Atlas Mayor]. Amsterdam: Juan Blaeu, 1669.

    2° (559 x 355mm). Text in Spanish, mounted on guards throughout. Additional engraved architectural title without the letterpress overslip, typographic title with woodcut printer's device, 57 (of 61) engraved maps of Italy, comprising 55 double-page maps, one single-page and one half-page map. (Lacking Van der Krogt maps 5, 9, 60 and 61, although map 5 'Stato di Milano' cut down to plate image and loosely inserted, browning to many maps, a few marginal tears with old repairs.) Contemporary vellum, panelled in blind (extremities rubbed, lightly stained, head and tail of spine worn).

    An updated version of the volume of maps relating to Italy, this Spanish edition was the penultimate volume of Blaeu's Atlas Mayor issued before fire destroyed the printing house in 1672. Van der Krogt 2:642.8.


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