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Pocket atlas of the Low Countries with the world and the continents,
coloured by a contemporary hand

ELWE, Jan Barend.
Compleete zak-atlas van de zeventien Nederlandse provinciën, begreepen in XXXI, zeer naauwkeurig en zindelyk in 't koper gebragte kaarten.
Amsterdam, Jan Barend Elwe and Dirk Meland Langeveld, 1785. 8vo. With double-page engraved title-page, 29 folding engraved maps and 2 folding engraved tables, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary boards, rebacked with modern half calf.
€ 2,950
First edition of a pocket atlas of the Low Countries with attractively coloured maps. The introduction deals with geography in general, and also gives a description of the different parts of the Netherlands. The atlas opens with two distance tables for Dutch cities, followed by a world map, 4 maps of the continents (North and South America together in 1 map), all updated in accordance with the latest discoveries of Captain Cook, and maps of the Low Countries (17 provinces), the Dutch Republic (7 provinces), the Austrian Netherlands (10 provinces, more or less the modern Belgium), and maps of the individual provinces of the Dutch Republic and the Austrian Netherlands.
With 19th century owners' inscriptions. Some water stains and soiling, a reasonable copy.
Koeman, E & L 1; STCN (3 copies, incl. 1 incomplete); not in Phillips & LeGear.
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