- The worldmap strengthened on verso on a worn (and formerly split?) fold; the maps of Hungary and Greece foxed, Greece also w. a sm. closed tear in left margin; the map of Martinique a few vague false folds in right half. A few maps sl. yellowed/ foxed; professionally done reattachment of maps on later stubs. Binding a few rubbed patches and some unobtrusive and minor restorations along margins. A very fine and complete copy in an impressive binding.
= All maps numb. in near contemp. hand in blank upper right corner. A rare, complete atlas in its original composition. Koeman 3, p.164: Vis 8: "(...) Most of the maps are by Claes Jansz. and Nicolaes Visscher, but some are by F. de Wit and Joh. Janssonius" (our copy contains 37 maps not by Visscher but mostly by F. de Wit and Joh. Janssonius). Contents as listed on the letterpress contents leaf at the end of the atlas, for a copy of which see the illustration on our website. The following maps are a few of the highlights of this atlas:
"Tabula Russiae" (N.J. Visscher, 1651. Inset plan of Moscow and 5 inset views of i.a. "Ivane-gorod", "Archangelscka-goroda" and the Kremlin); "Palatinus Rheni nova et accurata descriptio" (N.J. Visscher, 1652. With 17 views and illustrations in surrounding borders); "Marchionatus sacri romani imperii" (w. "C.J. Visscher excudebat", without date. With 13 views and illustrations in surrounding borders); "Comitatus Hollandiae Tabula pluribus locis recens emendata" (N.J. Visscher, n.d.); "Comitatus Zelandiae" (N. Visscher, n.d.); "Insularum Melitae vulgo Maltae et Gozae" (N. Visscher, n.d. With inset map of the Mediterranean); "Candia." and "Insula Candia olim Creta" (profile and map on 1 leaf, N. Visscher, n.d.); "Asiae nova delineatio" (N. Visscher, n.d.); "Tabula Tartariae et majoris partis regni Chinae" (F. de Wit, n.d.); "Imperii Sinarum" (by J. van Loon, no publ., n.d.); "Indiae orientalis nec non insularum adiacentium nova descriptio" (N. Visscher, n.d.); "Africae accurata tabula" (N. Visscher, n.d.); "Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae Descriptio" (N. Visscher, n.d.); "Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali ac Regiones Adiacentes" (N. Visscher, n.d.); "Novi Belgii novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae Tabula" (N. Visscher, n.d. With fine inset view of "Nieuw Amsterdam op 't Eylant Manhattans") and "Insula Matanino vulgo Martanico" (N. Visscher, n.d.). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.