5801 - 5911 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- A few vague folds; some creases and some fraying in blank margins.
= Cf. Shirley 603. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLVII.
- With manuscript restoration of the words "Avec privilege du Roy" in title cartouche. Otherwise fine.
- Small inkstain.
WITH 8 other maps from the same atlas, all w. handcol. borders, i.a. "L'Asie divisée en ses pincipaux Empires et Royaumes" (1749), "L'Afrique divisée en ses principaux Empires et Royaumes" (1749), "L'Amerique septentrionale et meridionale divisée en ses principales parties" (1749), "L'Europe divisée en ses Empires, Royaumes et Republiques" (1749) and "L'Italie et ses Isles circonvoisines Sicile, Sardaigne, Corse & c exactement divisées en leurs Etats, Royaumes, Republiques &c" (1743).
- A few maps w. split on central fold/ (sl.) waterstained; 1 map w. 2 large tears near fold.
- Three small closed tears in margins (1x on central fold) and one larger closed tear in right margin; two vague horizontal folds.
= Shirley 451, 2nd state, with the cusps filled with cherubs and with the added border. This is the second plate of c.1680 showing "Nova Guinea" and "Quiri Regio" in the outer left margin of the left hemisphere. "Whatever its precise date, De Wit's map is one of the most attractive of its time. The brilliant scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zodiac in a well-balanced and naturalistic way." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLVIII.
- Trifle yellowed; edges partly strengthened with sellotape.
ADDED 3 other maps and plans, i.a. "Karte von Australien" publ. by the same.
- Closed tear extending from right margin into image; several sm. (partly closed) tears in blank margins; split at lower end and (sl. smaller) at top end of central vertical fold.
= Very decorative and nicely coloured map, showing in the background decoration windheads and several natural phenomena such as volcanoes (the Etna), earthquakes, the tides, geysers in Norway and rainbows, all explained in the legend below. Cf. Shirley 639 (a worldmap by A.F. Zürner; "similar engravings of the earth's physical forces appear in the later general map by J.B. Homann."). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLVIII.
- Yellowed; pinholes and (water)stained in corners; a few vague folds and tiny wormholes; sm. tear at ends of vertical middle fold.
= Decorative map, showing in the background decoration windheads and several natural phenomena such as volcanoes (the Etna), earthquakes, the tides, geysers in Norway and rainbows, all explained in the legend below. Cf. Shirley 639 (a worldmap by A.F. Zürner; "similar engravings of the earth's physical forces appear in the later general map by J.B. Homann.").
= SEE ILUSTRATION PLATE CLIX.
AND 2 other worldmaps, incl. a badly dam. copy of the "Werelt Caert" (engr. map by B. STOOPENDAAL, 2 hemispheres and 2 polar hemispheres and a pict. background decoration, (vaguely) numb. "6" in the plate, ±1690. Lacks significant portion of right and left margins; printed from a worn plate).
- Yellowed/ sl. browned (left half worse); central fold strengthened on recto in lower blank margin.
= Van den Broecke 1.1; Shirley 122, state 1 of plate 1 (of 3): "Ortelius' world map is a simplified one-sheet reduction of Mercator's large world map which had appeared the year before. (...) Between the oval circumference of the map and the outer frame are now clouds, and, below, a quotation from Cicero. From surviving correspondence it is known that Mercator generously encouraged Ortelius to make use of his published corpus of research. (...) Between 1575 and 1579 the plate became cracked across the lower left-hand corner." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLIX.
- Fine copy.
= From a Keur-bible. Not in Poortman/ Augusteijn. Cf. Shirley 431 (plate 318) and 498 (variant by D. Stoopendaal) and p.515 (the larger 1682 map). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLX.
- Folds as published; sl. vague impression; otherwise fine.
= Shirley 498; Poortman/ Augusteijn K II/2. The second state of a rare variant of the Stoopendaal worldmap, used in Keur bibles, the signature and number "6" of the first state erased.