Lot 46
  • 46

Blaeu, Joannes

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240,000 - 320,000 GBP
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581,000 GBP
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Description

  • Atlas major, sive cosmographia Blaviana, qua solum, salum, coelum accuratissime describuntur.&nbsp;<em>Amsterdam</em><em>: Joannes Blaeu, 1662</em>
FIRST COMPLETE EDITION, 11 volumes, folio (520 x 340mm.), engraved allegorical frontispiece to volume 1, 9 engraved architectural or armorial frontispieces with letter-press text labels, 12 printed titles with engraved vignettes and 13 divisional half-titles, 594 engraved maps, plans, views, and plates, mostly double-page (some folding, full-page or within text), including 9 plates of Tycho Brahe's astronomical observatory (one with his portrait) in volume one, views of Stonehenge and Avebury in volume 5, 7 plates of the Escorial in volume 9, coloured throughout in a contemporary hand (engraved titles heightened in gold), index leaf at the end of each volume, contemporary vellum, brightly gilt and large central arabesques, all original green ties present, some occasional light browning to text or maps
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