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BLAEU, Willem & Johan
Toonneel des Aerdrycx, oft nieuvwe Atlas ... derde deel
Large in-folio (54 x 35 cm), 224 + 18 + [1] pp. Engraved title (contemp. hand-coloured and gold-heightened), 62 engraved maps, coloured in outline, of which 58 double-page, one full-page and 3 small maps in text. The title has been printed on a slip, pasted in the proper space on the illustrated title-page. Condition: Foxing in text pages and in some maps. Creases in the map 1 / 8 /25 / 27 / 33. Some small wormholes at the end (starting from map 58), brown stains on pp. 8/9 of the Greek part. A few lvs. with pale marginal water stains at the end. Contemporary panelled vellum gilt, large floral cornerpieces in inner panel, central oval floral decoration, gilt edges (rubbed and a little soiled, heavier on front cover, front cover slightly bent, lacking ties)
Part three of Blaeu's THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM in Dutch, issued without the appendix and with the variant imprint 'Blaev'. The atlas includes 58 maps of Italy and 4 of Greece. Maps with beautiful cartouches and scales, all contemp. hand-coloured. Ref. Van der Krogt 2:222.3M , Koeman I, Bl 40 A
Johan Blaeu

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Estimate 8 000 - 12 000 EUR
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