"Atlas Selectus von allen Konigreichen und Landern der welt…", Schreiber, Johann Georg
Period: 1749 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
6.5 x 8 inches
16.5 x 20.3 cm
This handsome little atlas includes 41 (of 42) decorative maps including a double hemisphere world, the continents, European countries, Germany with a table of distances, regional maps of Germany, the Russian Empire, the Black Sea and the Holy Land. Lacking the map of Schwabischer. The map of the Americas features the island of California. The maps include a text panel describing the region and decorative cartouches. Rebound in 19th century pebbled leather. Ex-library with bookplate of Free Library of Philadelphia inside front cover.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #610; McLauglin #233, State 1.
Maps with full original color with moderate toning and a few stains throughout. A few maps have short repaired tears and the Holy Land map has a repaired centerfold on the recto. Perforated library stamp to title page with ink withdrawn stamp on verso. Ink library stamp in bottom margin on list of maps. Binding is tight with rubbed covers and the spine is just starting to crack.