Atlas geografico del Peru
Paris, Libreria del Fermin Didot. 1865
(not in Phillips but compare Phillips atlases 2769; not in Sabin but compare Sabin 59326)
Gran folio: (paper 51x41 cm); contemporary boards. Title on spine
45 (folding) maps; 27 plates & photolithographic images on 67 numbered sheets plus 6 extra numbered sheets. Includes general map of Peru and the large folding view of Arequipa.
This atlas is to be considered a proofprint, preceding the two first editions, printed before the government subsidy was given and the first edition was printed : one in Spanish, the other in French.
The proof edition is characterised by a rustic manner of binding, one title page only (two in the first edition), in black and white (red and black in first edition); 11 maps (map 2;5;7;17;30;36;39) and plates printed in colour (black and white in the first edition), no text (whereas the first edition has 82 lvs of text). This proof edition of the atlas is printed for the Libreria de Fermin Didot hermanos, by the Impresores del Instituto de Francia (title page).
Atlas von Europa
Das Kaiserthum Russland
Leipzig, Gorschen, 1829
Oblong folio (26x34,5cm)
Contemporary carton, covered with printed paper
Title printed on the cover
Title page (with index in verso)
20 numbered leaves (text, detailed index)
25 printed maps (complete), handcoloured in outline
Excellent, original condition. Bright colouring
Atlas is part of a series of atlases, produced in separate deliveries. This one, Russia, being delivery nr 13, covers European Russia (including Finland, excluding Poland) in great detail. Last map is Russian America (not in Lada Mocarski; not in Postnikov: The mapping of Russian America).
The map showing the discoveries on the American side of Behrings Strait: Shishmarew Bay, Sarichgev Island, Eshscholts Bay, Kotsebue Sound, discoveries made by Kotsebue during his 1815-1818 circumnavigation, so the atlas is well up to ...
Geographicae enarrationis libri octo
Argentoragi (Strasbourg), Gruninger for Koberger. 1525
(Harisse, Biblioteca Americana: nr 136; Henry Stevens, Ptolemys Geography, 1908, page 47)
In folio, 37,5x 26,2 cm. bound in contemporary sheep skin over wooden boards and clamps. Copper decorative pieces. Spine renewed
Title in woodcut
82 numbered leaves; 14 & 34 nn leaves
Initials in ornamented woodcut, specially designed for the 1522 edition
Many woodcut illustrations
50 woodcut maps (all except one double page)
Text within ornamented woodcut borders on the verso of the maps
This re-edition (first 1522) by Laurens Fries of Martin Waldseemüllers Ptolemaic atlas is famous because of the 50 maps it contains, and the subtle woodcut ornaments that adorn the text and the back of those maps (from the Holbein school). The historiated initials are woodcut and represent geographical, astronomical and nautical issues. One woodcut, a globe surrounded by heads representing the ...
De Cosmosgraphiae rudimentis duplici editione ....
Proclus: de Spaera liber I
Cleomedis: de Mundo..libri II
Dionissius: Descriptio orbis
Basel, Petri 1561
(Zinner 1941:2267; Engelmann, 1982:58, note 180)
In octavo. Full calf over wooden boards, embossed and dated 1561.
Original clasps intact. Spine restored.
This is a wonderful Sammelband of geographical texts, 4 classical, Latin texts, and one early modern (Honter) text and atlas. It seems to have been in the Capuziner Monastery of Wyl, Switzerland, from the date of its imprint, 1561. It also seems to have been studied by its first owner, a monk called Georg Hibelius from Rhotylhensis, who underlined some text of the Proclus and signed the two books as being read and studied on October 7, 1561. He thereafter passed ...