Blaeu's Atlas of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland;. Willem Janszoon Blaeu.

Blaeu's Atlas of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland;

London: Thames & Hudson, 1970. Limited edition. with an Introduction by R. V. Tooley and 115 Maps of Which 5 are coloured and Blaeu's title Pages in Colour. Elephant folio, unpaginated. Facsimile reprint of maps of John Blaeu of 1645 and 1654; a limited edition of 500 copies, of which this is number 242. Brown cloth covers, half red leather, with gilt rules, and gilt title on red spine. In a custom gray slipcase with dark brown edges; very good condition. Internally immaculate. Tooley states in the introduction, "known as the foremost mapmakers of their time, their fame was not confined to their native country of Holland, but reached into most of the cultured and leisured circles of Europe and even further, sumptuous examples of their atlases being sent as princely gifts to oriental potentates and ministers, as a symbol of the Republic of the United Netherlands." Fine in near fine slipcase. Item #11772
ISBN: 050024071X

Price: $400.00

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