L’Atlas en abregé, ou nouvelle Description du monde, tirée du meilleurs auteurs de ce siècle …

Antwerp, chez l’auteur, 1692.

8vo, pp. [4], 82, [2 (index)], with an additional hand-coloured engraved title-page, a folding engraved mappa mundi, hand-coloured in outline, a folding engraved celestial planisphere, and 41 double-page engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline, all by Jacob Harrewijn after Peeters; a very good copy in contemporary mottled sheep; inscription ‘Montreuil’ to title-page, and to front pastedown ‘Ex dono B[aro]ni de Croitmare 1692’ (?Charles, dit Baron de Croismare, b. 1640).

£2500

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US $3246€2972

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First edition of a charming atlas, the best-known production of Jacob Peeters (1637–1695), a Flemish engraver and publisher from an artistic family – his brothers Jan and Bonaventura were both artists. The map of the Americas shows California as an island; the allegorical engraved title features personifications of the ‘quatre parties du monde’ – under which sign Peeters had his shop in Antwerp.

Phillips (A) 513; (World) Shirley, America 554; McLaughlin 110.

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