BLAEU. LE FLAMBEAU DE LA NAVIGATION. 1620.
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
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- Le Flambeau de la Navigation monstrant la description & delineation de toutes les Costes & Havres de la Mer Occidentale, Septentrionale & Orientale. Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1620
3 parts in one volume, 4to (270 x 265mm.), half-title, engraved title with printed overslip, engraved frontispiece, 2 printed titles with woodcut vignettes, 42 engraved charts (40 folding, 2 full-page), numerous diagrams (two with volvelles) and coastal profiles in text, contemporary calf, spine gilt, title, frontispiece and one or two charts shaved, some slight dampstaining, binding with edge wear
Koeman IV M.Bl 23J
A French-language edition of Blaeu's Het licht der zee-vaert, a rare work any form. This version was published by Johannes Jansson, Blaeu’s direct competitor, who copied the text of Blaeu’s 1619 French edition, and had the plates re-engraved by Petrius Kaerius.