5 April 2016
TASSIN, Nicolas (ca 1600-1660). Description de tous les cantons, villes, bourgs, villages, et autres particularitez du pays des suisses, avec une brieve forme de leur Republique. Paris: Melchior Tavernier, 1635.
Oblong 8° (160 x 231 mm). Engraved additional title, 35 engraved views and one folding map. Contemporary mottled calf, spine in 6 compartments gilt (rebacked with old spine laid down.)
FIRST EDITION of this important publication containing a map and 35 beautiful views of Swiss towns from the beginning of the 17th-century. Nicolas Tassin, a French cartographer, is best known for his atlases of France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland (see lot 41). Phillips 3145 (variant imprint); Pastoureau, Tassin VI Ad.
TASSIN, Nicolas. Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France. Paris: Melchior Tavernier, 1636.
17 parts in 2 volumes, oblong 8°. 2 engraved titles, 17 engraved sub-titles, 15 engraved tables, 2 engraved folding maps and 413 engraved maps, plans and views. (One plate remargined, some minor marginal darkening.)
Second edition. Comprehensive atlas of France with regional maps and views. Brunet V:662; Pastoureau, Tassin VII Ba; see Phillips Atlases 2948.
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