4 December 2014
BLAEU, Willem (1571-1638) and Johannes BLAEU (1596-1673). [Tooneel des Aerdrycx, oft Nievwe Atlas. Eerste Deels.] -- Tweede Stuck. Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1650.
2 parts in one volume, 2° (530 x 353 mm). Dutch text, 107 (of 120) double-page maps COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, all mounted on guards. (Lacking first title, 13 maps and a few text leaves, some maps and text with soft creases especially at beginning and end, a few marginal tears or tears to folds). Contemporary Dutch vellum gilt, gilt edges (some wear to lower spine end, some staining).
Volume I in two parts of Blaeu's Atlas, superbly colored by a contemporary hand, comprises eastern Europe, Germany and the Low Countries. See Koeman I, Bl29A.
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