Composite atlas. [seventeenth to eighteenth century]
Folio (523 x 337mm.), 84 double-page engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline, one hand-coloured double-page engraved plate, a few maps with partial paper tags, occasional pen annotations, modern brown half calf, marbled boards, some maps repaired or remargined, minor staining or tears, marginal worming at end, occasional folds
A good collection of maps by the best cartographers of the period. The maps are by Peter Schenk, Cornelis Danckerts, Theodore Danckerts, Justus Danckerts, Gerard Valck, David Funcke, Nicolaes Visscher, Johann Baptist Homann (and heirs), Frederik de Wit, Matthäus Seutter, et al.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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