24 June 2009
Property of the Brooklyn Historical Society, sold to benefit the collections fund
BUESCHING, Anton Friedrich (1724-93). Schauplatz der fuenf Theile der Welt. Vienna, 1791.
3 parts of volume I only, bound in 3 volumes, oblong 2o (298 x 450 mm). 2 engraved titles and 303 (of 309) engraved hand-colored maps and 41 engraved plates depicting 451 coat-of-arms. COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND (lacking plates 119, 120, 123, 125-127, some minor staining). Contemporary marbled boards (worn).
Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the first volume of Franz Johann Josef von Reilly's enormous work illustrating Buesching's Grosse Erdbeschreibung containing maps of Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Great Britain and Germany. Phillips records another imperfect copy. See Phillips 2845.
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