BLAEU (WILLEM and JAN) Le theatre du monde, ou nouvel atlas, 4 parts in 2 vol.

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Lot 285
BLAEU (WILLEM and JAN)
Le theatre du monde, ou nouvel atlas, 4 parts in 2 vol.

Sold for £ 18,000 (US$ 22,543) inc. premium
BLAEU (WILLEM and JAN)
Le theatre du monde, ou nouvel atlas, 4 parts in 2 vol., text in French, 2 hand-coloured engraved titles within architectural borders, 178 hand-coloured engraved maps only (mostly double-page), some light dampstaining, many repairs, with some loss to 8 maps, 2 leaves torn away without loss, single small holes affecting 2 maps, 3 maps with parts of the cartouches cut away, title to second volume with 2 figures cut away, lacking titles to second parts and first leaf of text to second part of the first volume, a few seventeenth century annotations to first volume, small library stamps on titles, contemporary vellum gilt, rubbed [cf. Koeman I, BL 16A and BL 18A], folio, Amsterdam, Willem Blaeu and Jan Blaeu, 1638

Footnotes

  • Seemingly varies from the editions described in Koeman, with the maps comprising: general map of Europe; Scandinavia; Russia; Crimea; Poland; Prussia; 50 maps of Germany; 30 of the Netherlands; 3 of the British Isles; 43 of France; 13 of Italy; 12 of Spain (including Portugal); 2 of Asia; Persia; Turkey; Cyprus; Anatolia; the Holy Land; Morocco; Guinea; 2 of Ethiopia; North America; and 10 of Latin America and the Caribbean.
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