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PEERS, Richard
The English atlas volume IV. Containing the description of the Seventeen Provinces of the Low-Countries, or Netherlands
Large in folio (63 x 38 cm), 244 + 42 pp, engraved allegorical title, portrait of King James II by D. Logan, title vignette (library of Oxford), 40 engraved maps in double format of the Southern and Northern Netherlands and Luxembourg. With wide borders and with each card a handwritten reference to the text. Between pp. 216/7 a foldable card is placed "Tabula Bergarum ad Zomam Stenberga" by F. Van Schoten. Bound in full calf leather band of the time with blind stamping (hinges with 2 small cracks), some planed, back with 7 ribs. Good copy
Tooley -Dict. of Mapmakers p. 508/9: M. Pitt (d.1696) - Publisher at the Angel in St. Pauls Churchyard. Folder publisher. Planned a 12 vol. atlas, only 4 vols. issued, then imprisoned for debt in the Fleet 1689-91. English Atlas Oxford and Amsterdam 1680-83, Vol. I. World & Northern Regions, Vol. II, and III. Germany, Vol. IV. Netherlands. Heraldic ex-libris with monogram C.L. and motto 'De praescentia dei'.
Moses Pitt
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