Tooneel der heerschappyen van zyne Koninglyke Hoogheyd den Hartog van Savoye, prins van Piemont, koning van Cyprus
2 vol. in-f° (57 x 35 cm), -108, -137- pp, 2 engraved titles and 138 plates. The first volume is dedicated to Piedmont and contains: allegorical engraved title (tear repaired without loss), the coat of arms of the duke of Savoy, the portraits of Charles-Emmanuel II and Marie-Jeanne de Savoy-Nemours, a genealogical table and 65 views of palaces with gardens, public buildings, some monasteries and churches, townplans and maps (large bird-eye view of Turin on 2 sheets). Marg. repaired without loss in pl. (14), tear skillfully repaired in pl. (21), tear repaired without loss in pl. (56), clean tear in pl. (61). Complete (engraved title and 69 plates), some foxing in text pages. The second volume dedicated to Savoy contains : a different allegorical engraved title, no portraits and 69 views, townplans and maps (Thonon, Aosta, Biella, Vercelli...). All plates mounted on guards, most on double page or folding. Tear skillfully repaired in pl. (55), small corners torn of the last lvs (not affecting the images). Contemporary full vellum bindings with blind tooling, soiled, spines with 10 raised bands, one corner worn, title in ink on spine
Ref. Koeman I, Bl 77 and 78. First Dutch text edition, first Latin edition printed in 1682. A later edition followed in 1725. MAJOR and ABUNDANTLY ILLUSTRATED topographical atlas of the prestigious Northern Italian states of Piedmont and Savoy. "In 1693, a combination of booksellers (Wolfgang, Janssonius van Waesberge, Hendrik Boom) published an edition of the townbooks of Piemonte and Sovoye with Dutch text, printed on the presses of the Blaeu heirs. Architectural drawings, statues, etc. give these books an aspect different from a town atlas"
Pieter en Joan Blaeu