BLAEU, Willem and Johannes. Toonneel des Aerdrijcx, ofte Nieuwe Atlas. Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, 1649-50-50-48-54-.
6 volumes, 2° (535 x 335mm). Dutch text, mounted on guards throughout. Half-title to volume I, 6 engraved titles, letterpress title overslips to vols. II-V, two section titles, 402 (of 403) ENGRAVED MAPS (5 folding, 391 double-page, 3 single page, 3 half-page), illustrations (5 engraved). (Lacking the Rhine map Palatinus ad Rhenum in vol.I, the map of Virginia Virginiae partis australis in vol.II inserted from a smaller copy and re-margined to size, repaired tear to the map of the Rhine Rhenius fluviorum affecting image, some browning affecting about 64 maps, 6 maps significantly creased.) Old Dutch mottled calf, spines gilt (small chip to head of spine of vol.I, lower cover of vol.VI slightly scuffed).
A FINE SET OF THE DUTCH EDITION OF THE NOVUS ATLAS, comprising volume I: World, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Germany and Holland; II: France, Africa, Asia and the Americas; III: Italy and Greece; IV: England and Wales; V: Scotland and Ireland; VI: China and Japan. The collation of this set varies slightly from Koeman: vol.I appears to be a variant published between Bl 29B and 30A, it is dated 1649 on the first title and 1650 on the second and includes the four new maps mentioned in 29B, and also has the reset text mentioned in 30A. Vol. VI: collates as Bl 52 except the title does not include the 'Seste deel... Joan Blaeu' section. Koeman cf.29B & C; 30A; 40A; 46; 48; cf.52. (6)