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Atlas Maior of 1665.

By: Blaeu, Joan.

Price: £165.00

Publisher: Germany, Taschen: 2005

Edition: First Modern Edition

Sellers ID: 02994

ISBN: 3822831255

Condition: Very Good


The Atlas Maior, the cartographical masterpiece of the Barogue, was brought out in 1662 and 1665 by the Amsterdam publisher Joan Bleu, one of Hollands leading cartographers. Taschen's bibliophile reprint of this costly atlas is based on the hand- coloured copy with gilt highlights now in the Austrian National library in Vienna. Alongside original quotes from Joan Blaeu relating to the individual maps, the text by Peter van der Krogt explains the historical and cultural associations and introduces the reader to the fascinating world of early modern cartography. The D/W is lightly sunned at t... View more info

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Philips Visual Contour Atlas

By: Philips

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, George Philip & Son Ltd: 1932

Edition: 1932 Edition

Sellers ID: 03398

Condition: Poor


This is a great survivor of a school atlas, showing Britain's Empire in pink . this is the world upto 1932 , countries with names such as , Siam, Persia, Abyssinia, etc. A wonderful historical document in its own right. It has 40 coloured plates containing 58 maps & diagrams with index. The covers are intact with no tears, but it does show use with ware to its edges and corners and small ink spots on the front and back covers. A tight copy View more info