TWO BOOKS in SLIPCASE: ATLAS MAIOR of 1665: England / Angleterre (volume 1 ) -with Scotia & Hibernia ( Scotland & Ireland / L'Ecosses et L'Irlande / Schottland Und Irland )(vol. 2 / Taschen Books ( All Text in German, French and English )( All 113 Maps)

By: Blaeu, Joan; Introduction and Texts By Peter van der Krogt / Taschen Books

Price: $53.93 CAD

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Book Condition: Fine (see description)


------------TWO VOLUMES in SLIPCASE (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), hardcovers, both are Fine examples, in Fine dustjackets, as NEW, obviously unread, ---both volumes are housed in a lightly rubbed near Fine matching slipcase ---unpaginated (likely about 200-250 pages in the two volumes) colour maps throughout, all text is in English, German and French, extra shipping might be required depending upon destination ---if an issue please inquire before ordering, ---"Maps of England, Ireland, and Scotland from Joan Blaeu's exquisite world atlas of 1665 The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Joan Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Maior, completed in 1665. The original eleven-volume Latin edition, containing 594 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Joanes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Blaeu to produce a grandiose edition of the largest and most complete atlas to date. Covering Arctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, Blaeu's Atlas Maior was a remarkable achievement and remains to this day one of history's finest examples of mapmaking. This reprint, including all 58 maps of England and 55 maps of Scotland and Ireland, is made from the National Library of Vienna's colored, gold-heightened copy, thus assuring the best possible detail and quality. Alongside original quotes from Joan Blaeu relating to the individual maps, the new text by Peter van der Krogt explains the historical and cultural associations and introduces the reader into the fascinating world of early modern cartography. The text is in English, French and German. The author: Peter van der Krogt, the leading expert in the field of Dutch atlases, is a collaborator on the Explokart Research Program for the History of Cartography at the University of Utrecht's Faculty of Geosciences. Since 1990 he has been working on Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, the carto-bibliography of atlases published in the Netherlands. His second project is the compilation, in co-operation with the Nijmegen University, of an illustrated and annotated catalogue of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, the most important multi-volume atlas preserved in the Austrian National Library"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: TWO BOOKS in SLIPCASE: ATLAS MAIOR of 1665: England / Angleterre (volume 1 ) -with Scotia & Hibernia ( Scotland & Ireland / L'Ecosses et L'Irlande / Schottland Und Irland )(vol. 2 / Taschen Books ( All Text in German, French and English )( All 113 Maps)

Author Name: Blaeu, Joan; Introduction and Texts By Peter van der Krogt / Taschen Books

Illustrator: Map Cover Art

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cologne, Germany, Cologne / Koln ( Germany ): Taschen Books, 2006, 1st Taschen Edition, First Printing: 2006

ISBN Number: 3822851043

ISBN Number 13: 9783822851043

Binding: Hardcovers

Book Condition: Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Fine (see description)

Type: Flaps Not Clipped

Inscription: Not Signed

Size: 10.25w x 15.5h Inches

Seller ID: 166152

Keywords: Blaeu, Joan; Introduction and Texts By Peter van der Krogt / Taschen Books