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Ortelius’ Great Atlas in Pocket Format
The First Edition Published by Vrients


Atlas. ORTELIUS, A./ VRIENTS, J. B./ GALLE, F. [Antwerp, 1601]
Epitome Theatri Orteliani, Praecipuarum Orbis Regionum delineations….
Oblong 8vo.
Oblong octavo in original vellum binding with usual wear; signed & dated inside front cover (“Monti Maurizio 10 gbre 1815). 123 maps; lightly toned throughout, soiling, some wear & remnants of early ink notations to t-p, but a sound copy with strong impressions throughout; overall near excellent.
$15,000


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The Benchmark for the Small Atlas
In an Excellent Copy


Atlas. BERTIUS, Petrus [Amsterdam, 1606]
P Bertij Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Quinque… apud Cornelium Nicolai, Anno 1606.
Oblong octavo
contemporary paper covered boards, backed & cornered with vellum; 174 maps & plates, all untrimmed; pasted-in etchings of allegorical figures at section headings, some ms. notations and underlining; a few quires somewhat toned, overall an excellent copy.
$27,500


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The Most Complete Edition
Beautifully Illustrated with 49 Engraved Maps And Views


Mediterranean/ Greece/ Holy Land/ Turkey. BEAUVAU, Henri de. [Nancy, 1619]
Relation iournaliere du voyage du Levant faict & descrit par... Henry de Beauvau, Baron di dict lieu... Reveu, augmenté et enrichy par l’autheur de pourtraicts des lieux les plus remarquables.
4to. [24.2 x 19 cm]
(4) ff. including engraved title, 181 (recto 180) pp. with 49 engraved plates in text. Bound in limp vellum, gilt stamp of Camille Aboussouan on upper cover, later ties. With Aboussouan’s two bookplates, on front pastedown and verso of flyleaf. Also with Sefik Atabey’s bookplate pasted inside the front cover. Contemporary inscriptions on the title: Ex dono D. de Pigier, Ex Bibliotheca S. Victoria Paris; (cancelled) library stamp of Muséum D’Histoire Naturelle. Some faint waterstaining to upper corner of some leaves, scattered spotting throughout, else excellent.
$25,000


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A Magnificent Atlas of the Ancient World


Atlas. ORTELIUS, A. [Antwerp, 1624]
Abrahami Ortelii theatri orbis terrarum parergon; sive veteris geographiae tabulae, . . . Edition novissima . . . Balthasaris Moreti. Antverpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, 1624.
Folio
Contemp. vellum, red morrocco label, shaken; 39 map sheets, 3 views, 2 plates; all with fine hand color; light damp-staining and conservation to bottom margins in early pages; overall sound, very good.
$35,000


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The Finest Early Atlas of the Americas
With Rich Period Color Accented with Gold


Atlas/ Americas.. BLAEU, W. & J. [Amsterdam, 1662]
America, Quae Est Geographiae Blauianae Pars Quinta, Liber Unus, Volumen Undecimum.

Folio. Contemporary vellum, gold stamped, worn at top of spine; pp. 287, printed frontispiece & 23 maps with superb original color and some gold highlighting; some toning on few maps but overall bright and clean, excellent condition.
$75,000


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