Auction 129, Lot 885

"Atlas Selectus von allen Konigreichen und Landern der welt…und in kawffer geftochen", Schreiber, Johann Christoph

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1749 (published)


Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 8.5 inches
16.5 x 21.6 cm

Beautiful atlas with 37 double-page copper engraved maps. Atlas is complete with title page, list of maps and end papers, double hemisphere world, continents, 26 maps of European counties, Russia, Balkans, three of Asia including the Holy Land. Each measures approximately 9.4" x 6.4" and contains text at right side describing the region. Pages numbered in manuscript ink, as issued. Apparently original binding of brown paper boards with brown leather on spine and corners. The America map is McLaughlin #233, state 1. Phillips 610 is a variation on this atlas as the map count is different.

References: cf Phillips (A)#610

Condition: A

Covers lightly rubbed. All maps very good to fine with beautiful impressions and fine original coloring.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,500

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 9/23/2009