Atlas de la Navigation, et du Commerce qui se fait dans toutes les parties du monde. Amsterdam: Louis Renard, 1715. 2° (535 x 320mm). Engraved frontispiece of atlas holding up a planisphere, letterpress title in red and black, incorporating the arms of George I, engraved portrait of George I, dedicatory by Piccart, head and-tail-pieces, 28 charts, one folding, 2 folding plates of fortication designs, each on two sheets. (Occasional very light spotting). Contemporary mottled calf, panelled in gilt with central gilt arbesque of atlas holding an armillary sphere, small armillary corner pieces, spine gilt in 9 sections with armillary sphere tools, red morocco label titled 'atlas du commerce', gilt edges. (Joints cracked, spine chipped at head and foot.) Provenance: Richardson of Pitfour (19th century armorial bookplate).
A fine example of the best of Renard's work, the maps adapted from de Wit's plates. The de Wit plates had themselves been derived from Van Keulen, and must have been fairly obsolete by the time Renard republished them, even with the alterations to the plates that Renard carried out. They are however a very attractive and well engraved series of charts. They include a map of the world, the large folding chart of western Europe, and maps of the Pacific, West Indies, and Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The work was very successful, being reissued by R. and J. Ottens in 1739 and 1745. Koeman IV, Ren I.