COMPOSITE ATLAS -- BERRY, William (1639-1718), Herman MOLL (1654-1732), John SENEX (c. 1678-1740) and others. A composite folio atlas containing a total of 64 maps, 58 (including 31 and 32 bis) numbered in ink and indexed in a contemporary hand. Includes 38 (of a possible 58) maps and 7 leaves of geographical tables from Berry's untitled world atlas, [London: 1680-89], the maps all hand-coloured in outline, most double-page (906 x 590mm); and 6 maps by Moll, also double-page and coloured in outline, some also folding (between 1010 x 626mm. and 705 x 567mm). Index leaf loosely inserted. (Some maps creased and/or frayed at margins, Strahlenberg's map of Tartary and Siberia torn at fold and with loss of entire right hand section, for other details of condition see below.) 18th-century marbled boards (worn).
A STRIKING ATLAS COMBINING THE RARE MAPS OF WILLIAM BERRY WITH MAPS OF THE AMERICAS AND INDIES BY HERMAN MOLL AND JOHN SENEX. Berry's impressively large scale maps after Guillaume Sanson are characterised by elaborate cartouches. They include The World, 1680. (Slightly creased and with corner tear.); North America (lightly browned). Burden 532: 'very rare'; the other continents, Russia, and 2 maps of the Ottoman Empire. Moll's contribution consists of the East-Indies and West-Indies. [London: c. 1710-1715]; Dominions of the King on ye Continent of North America ['Beaver map'], London: sold by H. Moll over against Deverux Court in the Strand, 1715. (Slight browning.) Tooley 55a; Limits of ye South Sea Company, [London: c. 1710-1715]; North America, dedicated to John Lord Sommers. London: H. Moll, D. Midwinter, T. Bowles, [ca. 1730]. (Upper corners turned down, frayed at margins.) Tooley 82; South America; and The Electorate of Brunswick-Lunenberg. [London: c. 1720]. There are 7 maps by John Senex: A Scheme of the Solar System founded on Sir Isaac Newton's wonderful discoveries by Wm Whiston. London: John Senex and John Maxwell, 1713. Price 2 shillings; 3 on the eclipse of the sun, seperately published as engraved broadsheets in 1715; North America. London: 1710. (963 x 655mm). Double-page and folding. Tooley 61a; South America (frayed at head and torn through); and The Seat of War between the Muscovite and the Turk. [London: 1737]. Other engraved maps, plans and tables include Frederick de Wit, Planispharium coeleste. Amsterdam: [n.d.]; John Thornton and Edward Wright, A New and Exact Chart containing the Sea Coasts of Europe, Africa and America ... vulgarly called Mercators Chart. London: Richard Mount, [c. 1700]. On 4 sheets; G. Valck, Astygnomon [?Amsterdam: n.d.]; two charts of the East Indies, Western and Eastern part. London: Mount and Page, [c. 1700], all uncoloured; and G. De Lisle, Nouvelle carte de la Petite Tartarie. Amsterdam: R. and I. Ottens, [c. 1740], hand-coloured in outline. The index is headed 'Large Mapps' and puzzlingly dated 19 August 1707, prior to the publication of some maps.