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Blaeu, Willem and Jan Blaeu
LE THÉÂTRE DU MONDE, OU NOUVEL ATLAS....QUATRIEME PARTIE [THEATRUM, VOLUME IV: ENGLAND AND WALES]. AMSTERDAM:  1646.
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Blaeu, Willem and Jan Blaeu
LE THÉÂTRE DU MONDE, OU NOUVEL ATLAS....QUATRIEME PARTIE [THEATRUM, VOLUME IV: ENGLAND AND WALES]. AMSTERDAM:  1646.
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Blaeu, Willem and Jan Blaeu
LE THÉÂTRE DU MONDE, OU NOUVEL ATLAS....QUATRIEME PARTIE [THEATRUM, VOLUME IV: ENGLAND AND WALES]. AMSTERDAM:  1646.
Folio (20 x 13 3/8 in.; 508 x 337 mm). Mounted on guards throughout, French text, letterpress title on slip within hand-colored engraved architectural border, heightened in gilt, 60 engraved general and county maps (59 double-page) including general maps of Scotland and Ireland preceded by a printed divisional half-title (not called for in the index at end), all finely colored by a contemporary hand, 71 illustrations (3 hand-colored); L1 browned at inner margin, some light marginal damp-staining. Publisher's vellum gilt with yapp fore-edges, covers panelled with stylized foliage roll, and large central and corner arabesques, spine in eight compartments with repeat tooling in gilt, gilt edges; ties lacking as usual, covers scuffed. Modern black morocco-backed cloth box.
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Literature

Cf.Koeman Bl-42 B; Skelton 43 (neither calling for the Scotland and Ireland maps)

Catalogue Note

AN UNRECORDED VARIANT EDITION OF BLAEU'S ATLAS OF ENGLAND AND WALES. Not in Koeman; not in Skelton.

The fifty-eight maps normally found in the French editions are supplemented by an appendix with a half-title and two new maps. These new maps are general maps of Scotland and Ireland, which were the first two maps completed for Blaeu's atlas of Scotland. The forthcoming publication of the Scotland atlas is announced on the half-title, but it did not appear on the market until 1654 (as volume 5 of the Theatrum ). Neither Koeman nor Skelton mention a French edition with this appendix, which is normally found in the Dutch-text edition of 1647 (Koeman B145B). The ephemeral nature of this edition is confirmed by the fact that the supplement is not mentioned in the index at the end.

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