Auction 136, Lot 805

"[Facsimile Atlas] The English Pilot The Fifth Book", Seller and Price

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1973 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd.

Color: Black & White

12 x 18 inches
30.5 x 45.7 cm

This atlas is a facsimile of Mount & Price first 1701 edition of Volume V, the book on Africa. A popular publication it printed in ten editions between 1701 and 1780, but only a few first editions exist today. The introduction by Coolie Verner of the University of British Columbia is a well researched and comprehensive look at the history of the publication and its authors. With surprising detail on the various publishers including John Seller, Charles Price, Richard Mount, William Fisher, Thomas Page, Davidson, and Vennor. This beautiful book contains the engraved and typographic title pages, a dedication to the Royal African Company, forty-three text pages, and fifteen double page and beautifully engraved charts. Published in Amsterdam by Theatrum Orbis Terrarum in their Series of Atlases in Facsimile Volume IV. Tall folio, 82 pp.


Condition: A+

New condition with pictorial dust jacket and protective sleeve.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/1/2011