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Rare antique book - atlas by F. De Wit - Covens & Mortier

Item number:24280
Category:Books > Atlases
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F. De Wit - Covens & Mortier.  Atlas Maior. Amsterdam, J. Covens & C. Mortier, c.1730. Modern half-calf, folio (55 x 35 cm), new endpapers. Engraved title page + 73 contemporary coloured maps (2 folding) from De Wit, Ottens, Covens & Mortier, Schenck, Visscher, Valck, Jaillot, etc.. + 3 tables with two inset maps.


See van Egmond, p.125

 

Maps: World (2), Asia, Africa, America (2), Portugal, Spain, France, British Isles (4), Netherlands (18), Switserland, Scandinavia (4), Germany + Eastern Europe (26), Italy (7), Greece, Turkey, Holy Land.

 

Frederik de Wit's Atlas Maior had a fluctuating composition and can therefore be delineated bibliographically only with difficulty. Printed tables of contents give us something to go by. The shortest index mentions seventeen maps, the longest 160. (van Egmond)

 

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