Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Blaeu's The Grand Atlas of the 17th-Century World

New York: Rizzoli, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Lg. folio. 224pp. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine in original color illustrated dust jacket. Endpapers with color reproduction of the 1662 map of Nova et Accuratissma Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. "Johannes Blaeu's The Atlas Major, first published in 1662, was and remains the largest atlas ever published. Its six hundred or so maps portray the world as it was known in the middle of the seventeenth century with its great empires, far off kingdoms and lands of legend. The embellishment and decoration of these maps, unsurpassed in their beauty and detail, belonged to a long lost age of mapmaking...This edition contains one hundred of the most important maps reproduced using the finest modern techniques from the volume held in the map room of the Royal Geographical Society in London." John Goss' introduction outlines the history of the Atlas, together with caption notes for each of the maps chosen. The illustrations are double-page color reproductions. Foreword by Peter Clark. Published in co-operation with Royal Geographical Society London. Minor staining on top edge of cloth. Some scuffing and creasing on dj. Tight copy with dj in good+, binding in very good, interior in fine condition. vg. Item #25441
ISBN: 0847813002

Price: $65.00

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