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Lot nr:866
Book nr:33441
Author:BLAEU, Willem & Johan
Title:Toonneel des Aerdrycx, oft nieuvwe Atlas ... derde deel
Town:Amsterdam
Publisher:Johan Blaeu
Year:1650
Description:Large in-folio (54 x 35 cm), 224 + 18 + [1] pp. Engraved title (contemp. hand-coloured and gold-heightened), 62 engraved maps, coloured in outline, of which 58 double-page, one full-page and 3 small maps in text. The title has been printed on a slip, pasted in the proper space on the illustrated title-page.
Condition: Foxing in text pages and in some maps. Creases in the map 1 / 8 /25 / 27 / 33. Some small wormholes at the end (starting from map 58), brown stains on pp. 8/9 of the Greek part. A few lvs. with pale marginal water stains at the end.
Contemporary panelled vellum gilt, large floral cornerpieces in inner panel, central oval floral decoration, gilt edges (rubbed and a little soiled, heavier on front cover, front cover slightly bent, lacking ties)
Note:Part three of Blaeu's THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM in Dutch, issued without the appendix and with the variant imprint 'Blaev'. The atlas includes 58 maps of Italy and 4 of Greece. Maps with beautiful cartouches and scales, all contemp. hand-coloured.
Ref. Van der Krogt 2:222.3M ; Koeman I, Bl 40 A
Price:€8000 - €12000
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