Vienna: Johann Peter von Ghelen, 1730 [-1731], Contemporary panelled mottled sheep gilt, rebacked retaining original gilt backstrip with a contemporary letterpress label and ink manuscript label, red edges (endpapers renewed, expert repairs to extremities of boards), with fully Coloured Engraved Allegorical Title and 52 Hand- Coloured Engraved Maps
A Magnificent Copy of Seutter’s Atlas Novus, fresh and crisp with large margins and superb contemporary hand-colouring. Originally published in 1720 with only 16 maps, this enlarged edition contains 52 plates including the world and celestial maps and those of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The dates of the letterpress indices vary from 1727 through to 1731 (map 33).
Folio (560 x 348mm). German and Latin text. Hand-coloured engraved allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black, 52 hand-coloured double-page engraved maps all mounted on guards, map of Muscovy folding, each with elaborate allegorical cartouches of titles, interleaved with accompanying letterpress indices, all the maps – except the world and celestial charts – have letterpress numbered vellum tabs, contents listing of maps at beginning corrected with letterpress overslips for maps 32 and 33, woodcut headpieces and initials.
Shirley BL T.SEU-1a.