Auction 112, Lot 782

"L'Atlas en Abrege, ou Nouvelle Description du Monde…", Peeters, Jacques

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1692 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5 x 7.3 inches
12.7 x 18.5 cm

This is a beautiful little atlas complete with 43 maps. Missing the frontispiece that is sometimes found with this atlas; but it is not called for on the Table de Cartes. The map of the world and the America map features California as an Island. 82 pp., title, preface, 43 maps in original outline color (2 folding) and table of maps. Full original calf boards with raised, gilt-stamped spine.

List of maps: Plani-spherium Coeleste; [untitled double hemisphere world]; L'Europe; L'Asie; L'Afrique; Americae; Les Pays Bas; Comitatus Flandiae; Comitatus Artesiae; Comitatus Hanoniae; Namurci; Lutzenburgi; Limburgi Ducatus et Comitatus Valckenburgi; Ducatus Brabantiae; Marchionatus S.I. et Dom; Mechelini; Comitatus Hollandiae; Comitatus Zelandiae; Ultraiectini Dominii; Ducatus Geldriae et Comitatus Zutphaniae; Comitatus Zutphaniae; Over-Yssel (tear in margin); Dominium Groeningae; Comittus Frisiae; Espange; La France et ses Aequisitions; Empire d'Allemagne; Isles Britanniques; Les Royaumes de Suede et Norwege; Dane Marq et Sud-Gothlande; L'Italie; Ducatus Saboudiae Principatus Pedemontit; Le Grand Royaume de Hongrie (short split on bottom centerfold); Etats de la Couronne de Polonge; Grece; Russia Blanche ou Moscovie; Turquie en Asie; Perse; Grande Tartarie; Mogol; Presqu Isle de Indedeca le Golfe du Gange; La Chine; Les Isles Philippines Moluques & de la Sonde.

References: Phillips (A) 513; (World) Shirley #554; (America) McLaughlin #110.

Condition: A

Minor wear on binding, contents very good, maps all clean and bright with a few spots in margins, two with a tear or fold split.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

Sold for: $2,300

Closed on 9/28/2005

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