Atlas curieux, oder neuer und compendieuser Atlas, in welchem auser den General Land Charten von America, Africa, Asia und Europa. enhalten sind. BODENEHR, Gabriel (1664-1758). Published by Augsburg: G. Bodenehr, [ca 1704]., 1704

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Atlas curieux, oder neuer und compendieuser Atlas, in welchem auser den General Land Charten von America, Africa, Asia und Europa. enhalten sind.
BODENEHR, Gabriel (1664-1758).
Published by Augsburg: G. Bodenehr, [ca 1704]., 1704

Small 4to., (7 4/8 x 6 4/8 inches). Letterpress dedication and contents leaf. Double-page engraved title-page (early repair to verso), 3 engraved tables, 99 fine double-page engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline with wash borders. Contemporary red limp calf wallet binding with two pairs of leather ties (a bit scuffed). Provenance: Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), his sale 9th November 2005, lot 60. First edition, and an attractive atlas, with many of the maps having decorative borders, and normally found bound as an oblong quarto. Including 4 double-hemisphere world maps, a hydrographic map; maps of the continents; and many detailed maps of Europe. Bodenehr was from an esteemed family of Augsburg cartographers, and his family eventually bought the Stridbeck publishing house. From the distinguished library of Lord Wardington whose collection of Atlases was unique: "a panoply of the history of cartography and of great mapmakers" (Andrew Phillips "An Appreciation", Sotheby's sale catalogue). Phillips, Atlases 545. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib242